Indian authorities arrest a local for allegedly sending confidential documents through WhatsApp to a Pakistani handler. They accused the Indian man of spying for Pakistan.
The military intelligence unit of the Southern Command and the intelligence department of the Rajasthan Police made the arrest. The accused is a 27-year-old Bharat Bhawri. He is a multi-tasking staff (MTS) officer of the railways’ postal service.
According to Indian media, a female agent of a Pakistani spy agency “honey-trapped” the man.
As per information shared by officials, four-five months back, Bawri received a message from the said agent on Facebook Messenger. Shortly after the two started talking on WhatsApp via voice and video calls.
The woman used a fake name. She said she studied nursing in Port Blair and was now preparing for MBBS.
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Moreover, the woman tricked Bharat Bhawri by asking him for photos of letters related to the Army on the pretext of transferring a relative to an Army unit in Jaipur.
Later, she also sent fake photos of herself after convincing him that she would visit Jaipur to meet and stay with him.
As a result, a honey-trapped Bawri started sending her photos of confidential postal letters related to the Indian Army over WhatsApp.
Indian man lured into leaking sensitive military information
This is not the first time Indian authorities charged a local with spying for Pakistan. Earlier this year, Indian Intelligence booked a Rajasthan man for sharing critical information.
Satyanarayan Paliwal, 42, a resident of Lathi in Jaisalmer was arrested under the Official Secrets Act on charges of spying, officials said.
Satyanarayan Paliwal, a resident of Jaisalmer, has been booked & arrested by CID (Special Branch) on charges of espionage. He has confessed to being in touch with an agent of Pakistan intelligence agency & possessing sensitive military information: Rajasthan Police pic.twitter.com/lkCx8f82hb
— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2021
Moreover, he told investigators that he shared critical information after women lured him with provocative photos and seductive conversations.
During interrogation, Satyanarayan Paliwal claimed that women, who spoke to him on behalf of ISI, would often share naked photos in exchange for more information about the Army’s movement in border areas and the Pokhran firing range.