Punjab: Military electrician arrested for spying on Army for Pakistan

  • | Friday | 15th March, 2019

His handler would ask him to provide information of Indian Army units situated along the Pakistan border, movement of Army convoys in the area, and details of specific Army units over WhatsApp.The release informed that Kumar confessed to having passed sensitive information to his Pakistani handler over social-media platforms. He also provided mobile numbers of military officers to Pakistani intelligence operatives in exchange for money.A source in SSOC said the arrest was made on basis of inputs provided by a Jammu and Kashmir-based unit of Military Intelligence, which had informed it about being in touch with Pakistani intelligence operatives. Two mobile phones and four SIM cards were also recovered from the accused, who was produced in court on Friday to seek police remand to unearth complete espionage racket active in the state. AMRITSAR : Punjab Police’s state special operations cell (SSOC) has arrested an electrician with military engineering service (MES) in Jalandhar Cantonment for allegedly leaking details of Army units to Pakistani intelligence operatives.A release issued by the SSOC on Friday informed that Ram Kumar, resident of Nalwa Road, Jalandhar, was arrested under sections 3,4,5 and 9 of the Official Secrets Act 1923 and under Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC ). Police also seized two mobile phones and four SIM cards from him.Ram’s preliminary interrogation revealed that he was working as an electrician with MES in Jalandhar Cantonment since 2013.He came in touch with a Pakistan-based intelligence operative over social media and befriended him.

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