Army soldier arrested on charges of leaking information to Pakistan’s ISI
Srinagar: A soldier of Indian Army’s Signal Regiment was on Wednesday arrested at the Army Cantonment in Meerut on charges of sharing information with Pakistani intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), India Today reported.
It is suspected that the Army jawan was a Pakistani spy sent to infiltrate the Army and share military secrets with Pakistan.
Army officials have not yet disclosed the name of the man, but sources confirmed that his interrogation revealed a lot of information. He allegedly leaked information related to the division under the Western Command Base to the ISI, the report said.
The inquiry revealed that the man is from Uttarakhand and had been in touch with people in Pakistan for the past ten months. He was already suspected of being in touch with people who had numbers tracing back to Pakistan.
An internal military investigation was initiated only after the suspect shared fresh information about three months ago.
The suspect used to share all the information through end-to-end encryption, mostly through WhatsApp.
Army officers have also questioned other jawans regarding the case.
The arrested man has been working in the Indian Army for ten years. He has also named several other people in the inquiry.