Suspected spy arrested in Arunachal Pradesh

He was arrested to January 6 by army personnel and handed over to Arunachal Pradesh Police a day after, DGP said.

Published: 09th January 2019 03:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th January 2019 07:19 AM   |  A+A-

HANDCUFF, ARREST

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Military Intelligence has arrested an alleged spy from the last village along the Line of Actual Control (LoAC) in Arunachal Pradesh. The youth, named Nirmal Rai, was arrested with his smartphone which  contained prohibited photographs and documents.

An Army source said, “We had a suspicion about this youth and we kept a watch on him. We caught him with his phone containing information about the weapons used by the Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (which guards the border with China). He also had documents which are of sensitive nature.”
Sources suspect the Chinese intelligence is trying to procure information about the Indian Army formations along the LoAC through the ISI. “What would an ISI agent do with information related to the troops operating along the India-China border? It is an evidence of a possible joint operation of Pakistani and Chinese spy agencies, said a source.

Rai has been handed over to the Sadiya police station in Anjaw district of Assam. Sources said he has been booked under the Officials Secrets Act and IPC Section 120B. Investigation is on to ascertain the people and locations where he sent the information and photographs. Telecom service provider will be asked to help.

Army porter under cloud after Dubal trip  

Rai was employed with the Army as a porter before he left for Dubai in April 2016. He returned in April 2018 and was again employed. Rai was using WhatsApp to send information to a source in Dubai about the movement of troops, profile of weapons and the movement of helicopters operating along the LoAC in Arunachal Pradesh, said an Army  source.

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