Honey-trapped on social media, jawan leaks secret Army info to ISI
Jaipur: An Army jawan was arrested from Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer on Friday for sharing confidential information with Pakistani intelligence agencies after being honey trapped on social media.
Sepoy Sombir, who is now in police custody, is being quizzed by Rajasthan police to determine what strategic details he divulged to the neighbouring country, an officer of the State Special Branch (SSB) said on Sunday. Sombir, a resident of Haryana, had joined the Army in 2016.
According to sources, a fake account run by an ISI female spy under the name Anika Chopra approached Sombir on social media seven months ago. She introduced herself as an officer with Army Medical Corps in Jammu and later sent him “intimate” message to lure him. She also asked the jawan to send confidential information about the Army, including pictures of tanks, armoured vehicles, weapons, and location of army companies.
The police suspect the social media account originated in Pakistan’s Karachi. “Sombir was sharing very intimate messages with Anika,” an of- ficer said, adding that the accused has confessed to sharing “crucial information with Anika’s account.” He said that Sombir’s mobile has been seized to investigate “how much information was sent across the border.”
Initial investigation indicates that he was also being paid for sharing strategic information. “We have clues that a few months ago, Sombir was paid Rs 5,000 for spying.”
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