Honey-trapped, Rewari man held for 'passing' military info to Pakistan through social media

Received money on multiple occasions

Honey-trapped, Rewari man held for 'passing' military info to Pakistan through social media

Military Intelligence Lucknow and STF Haryana on Thursday arrested a civilian employee of Military Engineering Services (MES) in Rewari, Haryana.

Sanjay Yadav

Gurugram, September 17

The STF, Haryana, in collaboration with Military Intelligence, Lucknow, have arrested a civilian employee of Military Engineering Services (MES) posted in Jaipur from Dharuhera in Rewari late last night for allegedly passing classified information to Pakistani Military Intelligence unit after allegedly getting honey-trapped on Facebook.

Interrogation is under way and an FIR has been registered at Dharuhera police station in Rewari district.

According to the STF, the accused is deployed at the military engineering wing’s multi-tasking staff (MTS) in Jaipur and he was allegedly passing secret information to a Pakistani intelligence agency through social media. Sources claim that he was honey-trapped.

Following a tip-off from Military intelligence, Lucknow, inspector Anand Yadav of STF conducted a raid late last night and arrested 30-year-old Mahesh Kumar from Dharuhera bus stand when he was returning home by bus from Jaipur.

He was reportedly in touch with operatives of Pakistani Military Intelligence unit for two-and-a-half years and has received money on multiple occasions. Examination of his mobile device and his joint interrogation are in progress.

“We have registered case with Rewari police. The Military Intelligence tipped us off. He was passing information but any further details can’t be shared, “said B Satheesh Balan, IG of STF, Haryana.

“The accused was nabbed by STF but now our CIA unit is interrogating him to find out more information and his modus operandi. We took him on remand and probe is on,” said Abhishek Jorwal, SP, Rewari.

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