Imposter Arrested In Bengaluru For Espionage Activity, Was In Contact With ISI Officer: Police
Bengaluru/Pune, 20th September 2021: In a joint operation by Army’s Southern Command Military Intelligence (MI), Bengaluru and City Crime Branch, Bengaluru, a garment seller was nabbed on Sunday for allegedly spying for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
The arrested accused has been identified as Jitender Singh (24), a resident of Barmer, Rajasthan. He was apprehended from Jolly Mohalla, Cottonpet, Bengaluru.
According to officials, Jitender was in contact with Pakistan based ISI officer over WhatsApp messages, Whatsapp audio and video calls. He had shared photos and details of the Army area and carried out reconnaissance of Army posts near the international border at the behest of ISI officer.
He was also in possession of a Captain’s uniform with which he use to impersonate as an Army officer to carry out these tasks. He was providing photographs of the Barmer military station and reported all military vehicles movement from that area to that ISI officer.
An FIR has been registered against the accused for offences under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Official Secrets Act.
This month till now three persons from Rajasthan have been arrested for spying based on inputs from MI.
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