A Jammu and Kashmir youth, who fell into a honey trap allegedly shared secret information related to security and Army to his Pakistani handler, has been arrested along with a spy module.
Jammu zone inspector general of police said that the youth was identified as Ravinder Kumar, a college dropout from Akhnoor area of Jammu district which shares the international border and line of control (LoC) with Pakistan.
The Pakistani handler, probably an ISI agent, had used an Indian girl’s name, Simran, to create a social media account and chat with Ravinder.
The police, keeping a close surveillance on cyberspace, noticed that the chatting between the two was not “healthy”.
The account named ‘Simran’ had sought information and pictures about the deployment of security forces and army on the pretext that “she would get him recruited in the army in Akhnoor area itself”.
“The Pakistani handler had promised to deposit Rs 5,000 in the account of the Akhnoor youth, adding that the youth had shared information about the deployment of army units but it was not very sensitive in nature.
A case of criminal conspiracy, waging war against the country under relevant sections of penal code and information technology act under sections 120-B/121/12-A Ranbir Penal Code, 66-F IT Act has been registered against the accused.