Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday arrested a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan on charges of spying for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan. He was ‘honey-trapped’ through social media. According to U.P. Director General of Police O.P. Singh the accused, Achutanand Mishra admitted sharing confidential information regarding military establishments to a woman who claimed to be a “defence reporter” from Pakistan. They were friends on social media since January 2016.
A team of the U.P. Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested the jawan from Noida by on the basis of inputs shared by the military intelligence, Chandigarh, that Army and paramilitary jawans were being honey-trapped through Facebook profiles of women.
Lured by the woman, Mishra shared the confidential military information regarding the location of BSF units, details of their arms and ammunition and photos and videos of BSF establishments.
On extracting the data from the jawan’s mobile phone and Facebook profile police found enough “cyber evidence,” including images and videos, to implicate him.
The BSF constable has been booked under Sections 3,4,5 and 9 of the Official Secrets Act, 121A of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to waging war against the government and Section 66D of the IT Act.