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BSF jawan arrested for sharing sensitive information with Pakistani agent

A case under relevant sections of the Official Secrets Act and National Security Act was registered against Sheikh Riazuddin.

SNS | New Delhi |

A BSF jawan has been arrested for allegedly sharing secret information such as photographs of border fencing and roads with a Pakistani agent, police said Sunday.

Police added that the accused identified as Sheikh Riazuddin was under the scanner of the Border Security Force (BSF) intelligence wing for his suspicious activities for the last few months. Police have also seized two mobile phones and seven SIM cards from Riazudding.

A case under relevant sections of the Official Secrets Act and National Security Act was registered against him at the Mamdot police station following a complaint by the deputy commandant of the 29th Battalion, they said.

According to media reports, Riazuddin, who was working as an operator in the BSF, is a resident of Renpura village in Maharashtra’s Latur district and was posted with the BSF’s 29th Battalion in the Ferozepur Sector in Punjab.

He is accused of sharing photographs of fencing and border roads, contact numbers of senior BSF officials and some other secret information with Mirja Faisal, an agent of Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), PTI reported.

The accused shared the information from his mobile-phone, police said.

Ranjit Singh, the investigation officer, on Sunday said the jawan will be produced in a court for police remand.

(With PTI inputs)