Honey-trapped by Pakistani woman, Army clerk allegedly shares classified defence info for Rs 15,000
An Indian Army clerk was recently arrested on charges of spying on behalf of the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence. Upon grilling him later it was learnt that the Indian Army clerk was, in fact, honey-trapped by a well-trained woman of the Pakistani agency.
Madhya Pradesh Police had arrested the 26-year-old Army clerk after charging him with involvement in leaking vital and classified defence information to the ISI. Security agencies had been keeping an eye out for him for several months. Both the Centre and military intelligence were monitoring his activities obscurely for a while now.
Following his interrogation, cops have come to believe that the clerk was contacted by an ISI agent via social media platform Facebook. He was probably honey-trapped thereafter, making him divulge classified defence information, according to a report by Oneindia.com.
Investigating agencies revealed that the accused hails from Bihar and was posted at Indian Army’s Mhow unit in Madhya Pradesh.
Police further said that he was lured into explicit chats by the ISI agent on both Facebook and WhatsApp. Later, when her Facebook account was deactivated, he kept in touch with her via WhatsApp.
Once trapped by the Pakistani woman, who claimed to be an international journalist, he was allegedly paid Rs 15,000 for each piece of information he shelled out on the location and movement of the Indian Army.
Gradually, both the Intelligence Bureau and the military intelligence grew suspicious of his activities and began keeping a tab on him. Six months of careful observation later, they finally arrested him on charges of compromising classified Indian defence service information.
This is not the first time news of honey-trapping has come up. In the past, too, India Army officers and officials have fallen prey to such traps. For instance, in January this year, a sepoy posted in Jaisalmer, was taken into custody for sharing sensitive information with a Pakistani imposter going by the name Anika Chopra. It was later learnt that she had extracted information about the Indian Army’s operations and exercises through 50 other jawans as well.