The Hush Post |15:40 am |two-minute-read
An alleged Pakistan sky has been detained by the military authorities, who was working as a porter at a forward base of the army along the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.
The accused has been identified as Nirmal Rai. Rai is a resident of Ambikapur village in Tinsukia.
He was employed as a porter for the army at Arunachal Pradesh’s Anjaw since October 2018.
“Military Intelligence officials took the man into custody for passing sensitive military information to Pakistani handlers in Dubai. He came in contact with Pakistani intelligence operatives while working at a burger shop in Dubai,” a highly placed officer of the military intelligence said.
Rai was trained by his Pakistani handlers in Dubai to take photographs and make videos in a clandestine fashion. He was then sent back to Arunachal Pradesh, so he could become a porter in the army. This was done to allegedly relay sensitive military information across the border.
It is believed that he may have passed on sensitive information through social messaging applications such as Whatsapp, etc. This includes crucial data on infrastructure development along the line of actual control; airfields; location and deployment of army units; artillery guns; bridges; and weapon profile of Indian army units.
It is a practice to recruit locals as contractual porters at forward posts. A case has been registered though.