BSF jawan arrested on charges of sharing information with ISI
Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested a BSF jawan from Noida on the charges of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents, DGP OP Singh said today. Achutanand Misra, hailing from Rewa in MP, was "honey-trapped" by a woman, who claimed to be a defense reporter, into sharing information about unit operational details, police academy, and training center. Here are the details.
Misra was interrogated by officials for two days in Noida and, prima facie, there is enough evidence to prove that he has committed the crime under the Official Secrets Act. Misra, who was recruited in BSF in 2006, had come into contact with the woman in 2016 and after some time, he reportedly started sharing information about unit locations, and other sensitive information.
Later, Misra started WhatsApp chat with a phone number registered in Pakistan and the details of the chat indicate that he was being influenced on religious conversion and Kashmir, the DGP said. The Pakistani number was saved in his phone contact as "Pakistani dost" (friend), Singh said, adding that he will be produced before a court in Lucknow.
There were inputs that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was "honey-trapping" jawans of the Army and Para-military forces using Facebook and the Military Intelligence of Chandigarh had tipped off the UP ATS about a fake social media profile some time ago.