The Rajasthan Intelligence and Military Intelligence have arrested an operator of the Indane Gas Agency on charges of spying for the Pakistani intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), officials said on 17 September.
The suspects Sandeep Kumar (30) is a resident of the Narhad village in Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan.
Kumar has been arrested on charges of sending secret information and photos to Pakistani handlers, police sources said. Rajasthan Police said that Kumar would spy while supplying gas to an Army camp situated nearby.
Rajasthan Director-General of Police (Intelligence) Umesh Mishra said that a Pakistani officer contacted suspect Sandeep Kumar through WhatsApp chat, voice call and video call and sought photographs and sensitive confidential information of the Army Camp at Narhad, for which a huge amount was exchanged.
The state intelligence and Military Intelligence Southern Command took joint action after monitoring the activities of the suspect. On 12 September, Narhad-based Indane Gas Agency Director Sandeep Kumar was taken into custody and brought to the Joint Interrogation Center Jaipur for questioning.
DG Mishra said that in July 2021, the Pak Officer had called on the mobile of the suspect, seeking photographs and sensitive confidential information of Army Camp Narhad.
Lured by the money offer, the suspects shared the information and got the money after sharing his bank account details through WhatsApp chat.
On the confirmation of the above facts in the actual investigation of the suspect’s phone, a case has been registered against him under the Official Secrets Act, 1923 and he has been arrested.
During the investigation, it was found that some amount was transferred in his account. The suspects have failed to furnish details of the whereabouts of this transaction.
Recently, security agencies had arrested a multi-tasking staff (MTS) officer of the Indian Railways Postal Service for allegedly sending photos of documents of the Army having military importance to Pakistani handlers after being honey-trapped by a woman agent of a Pakistani spy agency.