Man found working for ISI in Indian Army unit for yrs, held

Jaipur, May 18: A man working with an Indian Army unit in Jaipur has been spying for Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and used his position to leak confidential strategic information about the Army to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, police sources said on Friday.

It has been going on for several years now.

B K Sinha, 43, an upper-division clerk, was arrested by the special branch for allegedly sharing secret information with the ISI through a Nepal-based agent. Sinha is an employee of Army Supply Corp and was posted in the South Western Command in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Additional Director General, Intelligence, D S Dinkar said Sinha is a resident of Karimganj in Assam and was working closely with the Nepal-based agent.

Sinha joined the Army Supply Corp in Jaipur in 1995 and was posted in Siliguri in northern West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. He was promoted thereafter and came back to Jaipur.

Dinkar said that Sinha had met the Nepal agent through a colleague in the Army and he often went to Kathmandu to share strategic information about the Army and its plans with the ISI agent. Sinha confessed to spying when interrogated by the special branch of Rajasthan Police under the Official Secrets Act and important documents were reportedly found in raids at his house.

Sinha allegedly revealed that a retired Army officer helped him to meet the ISI agent and the Pakistani intelligence agency paid for his trips to Kathmandu and he was compensated in Nepalese and Indian currency for delivering the crucial information.

Various agencies were interrogating Sinha. The man used code language with the ISI agent to share classified information about the Indian Army's movement on the western front.

Sources in the defence said the case did not come under the Army Act since Sinha was a defence civilian employee posted in a Army unit in Jaipur. The Army will cooperate with the police in investigating the matter, he said.

Sinha has been taken into seven-day police custody and will be produced in a local court.

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