JAIPUR: An Indian army soldier was arrested in the case of espionage after he was caught supplying sensitive information to the Pakistani intelligence agency handlers, Rajasthan police said on Tuesday.
The accused soldier Shantimoy Rana (24) is a resident of Bengal’s Bankura district. Police said that Rana, who is posted in Rajasthan, was honey-trapped by two women.
“He shared classified information related to his regiment and videos of army exercise with them through social media,” IG Intelligence Umesh Mishra said.
“He was on the radar of the intelligence branch of the state police for some time and was detained on July 25 for questioning. He was in touch with a Pakistani agent, a woman who introduced herself as Gurnur Kaur alias Ankita. Another woman named Nisha was also in touch with him,” Mishra said, adding, “He has been in touch with female agents through social media, WhatsApp chats and WhatsApp videos.”
According to the Police, both the girls introduced themselves to be working in the Indian army in different departments. Both women honey trapped him and lured him with money. He supplied sensitive information regarding his unit and got the money transferred to his bank account as well. Shantimoy was arrested after a thorough inquiry
on July 25.
The mobile phone of the accused has been given for the technical investigation and a case has been filed against the accused.