Army Jawan arrested on espionage charge in Meerut cantonment

By: | Updated: October 17, 2018 7:17 PM

The jawan was deployed at Indian Army's Signal Regiment in the cantonment. The interrogation is underway.

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An Indian Army soldier has been arrested on the charges of espionage in Meerut cantonment, news agency ANI has reported. The jawan was deployed at Indian Army’s Signal Regiment in the cantonment. The interrogation is underway.

The Jawan has been picked up on the suspicion that he provided sensitive information to Pakistan-based intelligence operatives through social media, a defence spokesperson said Wednesday. The Jawan was deployed at the regiment two years ago.

The spokesperson further said that an investigation is under progress by Army Intelligence authorities.

Another official said that soldier is being questioned about whether any confidential information related to the Western Command has been leaked through social media.

In a seemingly similar case, a BrahMos Aerospace engineer was arrested in Nagpur on charges of spying. The official, Nishant Agarwal, was arrested in a joint operation by anti-terrorist squad units of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, news agency PTI had reported.

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