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HONEYTRAP: ARMY POLICE WING AND REWARI POLICE NABS MES EMPLOYEE SENDING SECRET INDFORMATION TO PAKISTAN

September 18, 2020 10:02 AM

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The District Rewari Police and the Indian Army Police Wing reported to have arrested a person resident of District Rewari, who used to send the country's intelligence information to Pakistan near Dharuhera town yesterdsy night.
This case was reported as a case of Honeytrap.

Reliably learnt the accused iposted in the Military Engineering Wing (MES) in Jaipur, was providing intelligence reports related to the Indian Army to the to ISI, a notorious inteeligenc agency of Pakistan, through Whatsapp and Face Book. Police and Army after receiving input in this regard, a team led by STF Gurugram inspector Anand Kumar arrested the suspected accused near Dharuhera Bus Stans at around 10 pm last night on Wednesday

Police will get the remanded of the accused for further interrogation.

An employee of the Military Engineering Services (MES), Jaipur, was arrested from Rewari for allegedly spying and passing on sensitive information to a Pakistan operative on Wednesday.

The Special Task Force (STF) Haryana and military intelligence conducted the joint operation after receiving inputs that the suspect had been “honey-trapped” on social media. Honey trap refers to enticing a person into divulging sensitive information.

In June, the military intelligence based in Lucknow received inputs that information was being passed from a mobile number in Jaipur to an operative in Pakistan. Over the next couple of months, an investigation revealed that he was staying in Dharuhera, Rewari. These inputs were shared with STF Haryana and a joint team was formed for the raid.Officials said that accused had access to certain files and routine documents, whose copies he may have shared with the intelligence operative over WhatsApp

The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Mahesh Kumar from Rewari was employed as a ‘multi tasking staff’ (MTS) and his duties included cleaning and carrying the office post.

Accused had established contact with the woman over Facebook in 2018 who allegedly introduced herself as a government employee in the Indian state of Punjab. Investigators claim this woman was an operative of the Pakistani intelligence.

“The two had been regularly in touch over texts, chats and audio/video calls. He had also received two payments of Rupees five thousands each from the handler’s local intermediary in the past year. In preliminary probe, he confessed to be in touch with the woman over WhatsApp.

In June, the military intelligence based in Lucknow received inputs that information was being passed from a mobile number in Jaipur to an operative in Pakistan. Over the next couple of months, an investigation revealed that he was staying in Dharuhera, Rewari. These inputs were shared with STF Haryana and a joint team was formed for the raid.

Officials said that accused had access to certain files and routine documents, whose copies he may have shared with the intelligence operative over WhatsApp. Police said he was booked under Official Secrets Act and other relevant sections of Indian Penal Code in Dharuhera. His phone has been sent for forensic examination.

 
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