The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (UP ATS) has discovered an alleged spying activity from the SDM office in Sadar area of Jhansi.
According to Navbharat Times, details regarding specific details of Indian Army operations in Jhansi were being sent across the border to Pakistan. Though the ATS has not been able to identify the contact in Pakistan, they are questioning officials at the SDM office.
Details which were being sent included the kind of ammunition being used by the army during practice sessions at Jhansi and the unit which participates in the practice.
The report says that the army regularly informs the local police station about the daily firing practice, the details of which are confidential.
It is this information which was being forwarded to Pakistan.
Officials have reportedly seized PCs, laptops and pen drives of the officials to extract information. They are also probing the bank accounts of the suspects and their families to find if any unusual transaction was made recently.
This incidence proves that Pakistan’s ISI has apparently increased its spying activities in India. Previously, in February 2017, the Madhya Pradesh police arrested 11 people for allegedly running a parallel telephone exchange which helped ISI spy on India’s military operations.
In 2016, Delhi Police crime branch arrested the aide of Munawwar Saleem, a Rajya Sabha MP from Samajwadi Party, on charges of alleged espionage for Pakistan.
And on August 3, 2017, a report said that India’s intelligence agencies have warned that Chinese and Pakistani spy agencies are using attractive women to honeytrap Indian military personnel.