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Crime
Retired army personnel arrested for leaking defence info to Pak operative
23-09-2015

Amritsar: A retired army personnel was arrested for allegedly working at the behest of a Pakistani operative who asked him to get information about movement of army units in border areas and regarding placements of radars, among other tasks.

Subedaar Saroop Singh, who was working as a spy, was arrested on Tuesday and documents containing incriminating information regarding movements of vital armed units and brigades were seized from him, police said.

Singh, a resident of village Ghasel falling in the jurisdiction of Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district, has been booked under various sections of Official Secrets Act and the IPC, they said.

Investigators have found out that Singh, who retired from 37th Rashtriya Rifles of Army, was engaged by a Pakistani operative on the pretext of disbursements of scholarships to the wards of army personnel transferred to different units from Kashmir valley, police said.

Singh was tasked to find about movement of army units in border areas, construction of new bunkers along border, clicking photographs of army vehicles along with their formation signs, army exercises and trainings in the area and to get information regarding placements of radars and other tactical equipment in border areas, police said. (With inputs from agencies)