A man was arrested from Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district on Thursday for allegedly spying for the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI. He has been accused of passing strategic photographs and sensitive information about the Indian Army to Pakistani handlers.
The accused, identified as 30-year-old Sandeep Kumar, was arrested on charges of espionage in a joint operation of the intelligence wing of Rajasthan police and military intelligence.
According to the police, Sandeep Kumar was a local LPG cylinder distributor of the Indane gas agency. He allegedly leaked strategic information and photographs related to the Indian Army while delivering LPG cylinders to the Army camp in Jhunjhunu district's Narhar.
The accused was lured for money by Pakistani handlers to leak sensitive information and photographs of Narhar army base. The accused was detained on September 12 for interrogation, DGP (Intelligence) Umesh Mishra said in a statement.
According to the police, during a joint interrogation by all the agencies in Jaipur, Sandeep Kumar informed that his Pakistani handlers had asked for sensitive information about the Indian Army in July. He had allegedly passed over the photographs and information to his handlers through social media.
A case was registered against the accused under the Official Secrets Act, 1923, on Thursday.
(With PTI inputs)