The Hush Post: The UP Police have arrested a BSF jawan for leaking confidential information to Pakistan’s notorious spy agency ISI. The Uttar Pradesh Police said it is a case of honey-trapping.
A ‘defence reporter’ had honey-trapped BSF constable Achutanand Mishra through Facebook, a report said.
OP Singh, UP Police’s Director General of Police (DGP) said the accused BSF jawan has confessed his crime. Accused has admitted of sharing confidential military information to a woman who claimed to be a “defence reporter” from Pakistan. Mishra came in contact with the woman in January 2016.
The UP’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested Achutanand Mishra from Noida. The police action came after inputs shared by the military intelligence, Chandigarh. The inputs had said that the Army and paramilitary jawans are being honey-trapped through female Facebook profiles.
After this, the ATS’s counter-espionage team found several Facebook profiles that were in touch with such fake profiles.
A ‘defence reporter’ had honey-trapped BSF Jawan Achutanand Mishra through Facebook
His female Facebook friend from Pakistan had lured Jawan Achutanand Mishra for sharing confidential military information. “They started with juicy conversations and soon Mishra started revealing secret information [to the woman] about the location of BSF units, details of their arms and ammunition and photos and videos of BSF establishments,” an ATS statement said.
The UP DGP said they had procured the data from the cell phone of Mishra and Facebook profile. He said they have found enough “cyber evidence,” including photos and videos, to implicate the accused jawan.
Besides Facebook, Mishra chatted with the woman on WhatsApp where he saved her Pakistan coded number under as “Pakistani dost.” The ATS said that Mishra’s female friend was influencing him towards conversion and anti-India ideas on Kashmir.
Mishra faces charges under Sections 3,4,5 and 9 of the Official Secrets Act, 121A of the IPC. The charges pertain to waging war against the government and Section 66D of the IT Act.