A 23-year-old man, who was honey-trapped by ISI, was arrested from Rohtak, Haryana for allegedly passing information to the Pakistani spy agency about Indian Army camps he had visited for recruitment tests, a media report said.
Gaurav Kumar was arrested by police from Rohtak’s Model Town area on Sunday based on information received by state and central intelligence agencies, Superintendent of Police Pankaj Nain said.
Kumar has been booked under the provisions of the Official Secrets Act and under relevant sections of the IPC.
A resident of Ganaur city in Sonepat district, Kumar had befriended two women, who worked for Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence, more than a year ago on Facebook, Nain told reporters.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that Gaurav was trying to get recruited in the Army for a long time and had been preparing for examinations conducted by the Army,” he said.
Nain said the two women befriended Kumar after he told them he was working with the Indian Army. After gaining his trust, the women started communicating with him regularly.
“They later asked him to work for ISI and provide information about Army camps, while promising to pay him hefty sum for this. He even shared his bank account details with them. He was asked to share photo, video and other details of the military areas,” Nain said.
“Whenever he went to an Army recruitment camp for a test, he would share with them photos and videos of the camp through social media,” he said, adding, Kumar had taken part or visited at least 18 Army recruitment drives.