Punjab man arrested for passing secret military information to Pakistan’s ISI via WhatsApp: Report

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 July 2019, 09:48 AM
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A man has been arrested in Punjab’s Faridkot for allegedly spying for Pakistan’s ISI. According to an NDTV report, one Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Moga used to pass on secret military information to the ISI via WhatsApp. In fact, Singh was arrested from the vicinity of an army installation, the NDTV report said. The suspected spy had gone to Pakistan in 2015 for a pilgrimage. It was during this pilgrimage that Singh came into contact of some Pakistanis. According to officials, Singh used WhatsApp to pass on information.

Earlier in June, two men for Gujarat’s Kutch region were arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terrorist Squads (ATS) of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh on suspicion of spying for the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. Based on the information obtained by the Uttar Pradesh ATS, two men were held from different parts of Kutch district of Gujarat, said a senior official of the ATS. The district borders on Pakistan. The UP ATS had last year claimed to have busted an espionage racket which targeted army units and arrested 11 persons.

First Published: Monday, July 01, 2019 09:31 AM
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