The Rajasthan Intelligence and Military Intelligence has arrested an operator of the Indane Gas Agency on charges of spying for the Pakistani intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), officials said on Friday.
The accused Sandeep Kumar (30) is a resident of Narhad village in Jhunjhunu district.
Director General of Police, Intelligence Umesh Mishra said that a Pakistani officer allegedly contacted accused Sandeep Kumar through WhatsApp chats, voice calls and video calls and sought photographs and sensitive confidential information of the army camp in Narhad, for which a huge amount was exchanged.
State Intelligence and Military Intelligence Southern Command took joint action after monitoring the activities of the accused and on September 12, Sandeep Kumar, Director of Indane Gas Agency, Narhad, was taken into custody and brought to Joint Interrogation Center Jaipur for interrogation.
DG Mishra said that in July 2021, the Pak officer called on the accused’s mobile and asked for pictures and sensitive confidential information of Army Camp Narhad.
In the lure of offering money, the accused shared the information and received the money after sharing his bank account details through WhatsApp chat.
On the confirmation of the above facts in the actual investigation of the accused’s phone, a case has been registered against him under the Official Secrets Act, 1923 and he has been arrested.
During investigation it was found that some amount was also transferred in his account. The accused has failed to furnish the details of the whereabouts of this transaction.