An Army soldier was arrested for sharing confidential and strategic information about the force with a woman Pakistani agent, a top intelligence official said Saturday.
In Jodhpur, Pradeep Kumar worked as a gunner for the Pakistani intelligence agency and had contact with a female agent, he claimed, adding that the gunner had been arrested after his movements had been monitored for several days.
According to the officer, the soldier had been in contact with the Pakistani agent via social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp and was exchanging sensitive information.
Kumar, a native of Uttarakhand, was arrested on May 18 after being detained for interrogation, according to a government official.
Kumar had been contacted by a woman who identified herself as a military nursing service employee in Bangalore on his cellphone nearly six months prior, according to the official.
According to the official, she enticed Kumar to meet with her in Delhi, where she proposed marriage to him and then tricked him into disclosing sensitive information and documents on social media.
According to the officer, Kumar was detained after a case was filed under the Official Secrets Act of 1923.