A deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in Jammu&Kashmir has been suspended for allegedly passing “sensitive information” about the deployment of security to intelligence agencies of Pakistan during the ongoing unrest in the Valley, according to a report.
ToI reported that the DSP was suspended and a probe launched against him by the state Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar. The suspension order was issued after the state police received inputs from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs about DSP Tanveer Ahmad of armed police control room. As per the inputs, he had made several contacts with Pakistani agents on the telephone.
The DGP, however, was reported as saying that it looked like a “case of negligence”.
ToI reported Ahmad as saying that he had received a call a month ago from a man who identified himself as an Army commander and wanted information about the deployment of security personnel across the Valley. Ahmed also said that he had sought the permission of his superintendent of police (SP) before sharing the information with the caller.
Ahmad allegedly shared details with Pakistani agents on Whatsapp. However, it was traced by the MHA and probed.
In the last few years, J&K police have been receiving calls for sensitive information from Pakistani agents posing as senior officials of the Indian Army. Such calls are, however, neglected and the callers asked to come via a proper channel, according to sources.
Around 90 people, including some security personnel, have been killed and hundreds of them have been injured in the unrest that has been continuing in the Kashmir Valley for over three months. The unrest started after Indian forces killed Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.