Honey-trapped army jawaan sends confidential documents to arrested Pakistani agent : The Tribune India

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Jaipur, July 27

An Indian Army jawan, West Bengal resident Shantimoy Rana (24), was arrested for sharing confidential videos and documents after being framed by a female agent, officials confirmed here on Wednesday.

The CID Intelligence team arrested the accused and confirmed that documents of strategic importance for the army had been shared by him with a Pakistani agent via social networks.

Director General of Intelligence Umesh Mishra said espionage activities in Rajasthan by Pakistani intelligence agencies are continuously monitored by CID Intelligence as part of Operation Sarhad. During this surveillance, it was noticed that Army jawan Shantimoy Rana was in constant contact with Pakistani intelligence handlers via social media. When the jawan’s activities were monitored by the Jaipur Intelligence team, he was found sharing information of military strategic importance with the female agent Pak via social media after being trapped in honey and greedy for money. On July 25, Shantimoy Rana was taken into custody.

Mishra said the accused jawan was interviewed by various intelligence agencies at the Joint Inquiry Center in Jaipur. During his interrogation, he said that he had been in the Indian army since 2018 and had been in contact with female Pak agents through WhatsApp chat and WhatsApp audio and video calls for a long time.

Mishra further said that a Gurnur Kaur alias Ankita identified herself as a resident of Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh and said she worked there in the military engineering department. Another girl introduced herself as Nisha and told her she worked with the military nursing service. Luring the man after tricking him into honey, they demanded photographs of confidential military-related documents and videos of war exercises and promised a large sum in return.

Therefore, the accused jawan sent confidential documents of his regiment and videos to female Pakistani officers through social media for which money was sent to his bank account by a female Pakistani officer.

DG Mishra said that after the interrogation of the accused and the confirmation of the facts in the technical analysis of the mobile phone, a case was registered against the accused under the Government Secrets Act 1923 and stopped.

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