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Posted at: Apr 17, 2018, 12:54 AM; last updated: Apr 17, 2018, 12:54 AM (IST)

Sonepat youth held for ‘providing’ info to ISI

Police: Preparing for Army, he was honey-trapped by two girls
Sonepat youth held for ‘providing’ info to ISI
The accused, Gaurav, in the custody of the Rohtak police on Monday. Tribune photo

Sunit Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, April 16

An ISI “informer” has been nabbed in a joint operation carried out by the Central and state intelligence agencies and the district police. The accused has been identified as Gaurav Kumar, a resident of Gannaur town in Sonepat district.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Pankaj Nain told mediapersons here on Monday that Gaurav, who studies at a local academy, was arrested from Model Town area on Sunday.

They had information that Gaurav used to share information related to the Army with Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI, he said, adding that he had been arrested and a case was registered against him at the Civil Lines police station.

Gaurav was produced before a local court, which remanded him in four-day police custody.

Nain said investigation had revealed Gaurav was preparing to join the Army.

“Nearly one-and-a-half-years ago, he came in contact with two girls, Amita, alias Sonu Kaur, and Amita Ahluwalia, on Facebook. The girls are ISI agents. Gaurav told them he worked for the Army,” he stated.

The SP said that the girls then asked Gaurav to share photographs and videos of the Army areas. Whenever Gaurav used to visit Army camps for recruitment, he used to share photographs or videos through video calls or social media.

Gradually, the girls advised Gaurav to work for the ISI and assured him that he could get an attractive amount for his services. Gaurav sent his bank account details to the girls through Facebook. During questioning, the accused revealed that he had appeared in 18 recruitment drives of the Army.

“Yes, it is a kind of honey-trap. The ISI has been using girls or women for its undercover or intelligence activities. These girls or women assume fictitious names and contact youths through Facebook or other social networking websites. They lure the youths to share secret information of the country in return for handsome amounts,” the SP said.

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