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Army man held for espionage charges

Army man held for espionage charges
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NEW DELHI: An Indian Army jawan posted in the Tank regiment in Jaisalmer has been arrested by the Rajasthan Police on alleged espionage charges.

The arrested Army jawan was allegedly found to be honey-trapped by Pakistan-based ISI operatives on social media and passing critical military information to them, ANI reported.

“The jawan has been arrested in Jaisalmer by the Rajasthan Police and the Army is providing all possible assistance to the civilian authorities in this investigation,” Defence PRO Colonel Sambit Ghosh said.

Army Sources: One Army jawan was arrested by Rajasthan Police in connection with espionage in Jaisalmer, he was apprehended and interrogated by intelligence agencies for over four months after he was found to be in touch with Pakistani ISI operatives on social media.

The jawan, identified as Sombir, belongs to Haryana and was posted in the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army.

According to Army sources, the jawan was in constant touch with a suspected ISI spy who was using a fake profile name of ‘Anika Chopra’ on Facebook.

The two were chatting regularly on the social media and exchanging details and information about the Army’s armoured unit and its movement.

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