UP ATS arrests BSF jawan ‘honey-trapped’ by ISI

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published: September 19, 2018 4:10:17 pm

He was recruited in the Border Security Force (BSF) in 2006 and had come into contact with the woman in 2016. (Representational Image)

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested a BSF jawan from Noida on the charge of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents, state police chief OP Singh said Wednesday. Achutanand Misra, hailing from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, was “honey-trapped” into sharing information about unit operational details, police academy and training centre by a woman who claimed to be a defence reporter, the director general of police (DGP) said.

Misra, who is married and has two children, was interrogated by ATS and BSF officials on Monday and Tuesday in Noida. Prima facie, there is enough evidence to prove that he has committed crime under the Official Secrets Act, Singh said. He was recruited in the Border Security Force (BSF) in 2006 and had come into contact with the woman in 2016. After sometime, he started sharing information about unit location, details of ammunition and pictures of the BSF camp, the DGP said.

Later, he started WhatsApp chat with a phone number registered in Pakistan and the details of the conversation indicate that he was being…

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