Chandigarh, Sept 25: The Punjab Police and the Intelligence Bureau are probing a retired army personnel alleged to have passed on information to the ISI.
A retired subedar who has been identified as Saroop Singh was detained after it was found he was allegedly passing on information about the movement of troops along the border.
The arrest is a crucial one as the police have been trying to ascertain the path taken by the terrorists from Pakistan who staged the recent attack at Gurdaspur. Sources tell OneIndia that the probe is still on and they are verifying the extent of information that could have been leaked by the retired Subedar.
What information was leaked?
The police carried out the arrest and subsequent investigations have revealed that there was information relating to troop movement that was being leaked. It was also found that some information relating to placement of troops was also leaked.
The extent of the information that could have been leaked is still under investigation. The police say that information such as troop movement being leaked could have helped the Pakistani terrorists infiltrate into Punjab. However the link between this arrest and the Gurdaspur attack has not been ascertained by the police.
The arrested person is a resident of Ghasel which is in Gurdaspur district. The questioning is still on and we are trying to get as much information from him as possible. The Punjab police which is probing the Gurdaspur attack has been able to nail the role of Pakistan in the strike. Currently we are trying to implement measures to ensure that infiltrations do not take place.
Punjab has already fought a hard and long battle against militancy. There are intelligence inputs almost everyday that suggest that the ISI would try and revive militancy in Punjab. In the wake of such information, the police want to be doubly careful to ensure that militancy is not revived in the state.