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Dismissed army soldier caught spying for ISI

September 22, 2009 14:59 IST

A dismissed army soldier has been arrested after he was found to be allegedly couriering classified military plans, including details of deployment of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir and Secunderabad, for Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence.

Describing the arrest as a "big catch," Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Neelmani said in Patna on Tuesday that the former sepoy, Sudhanshu Sudhakar, was arrested during a raid at a place under Kankarbagh police station on Monday evening on a tip off by the Intelligence Bureau and other intelligence agencies.

Sudhakar, a resident of Sitamarhi district, was booked under the Official Secrets Act at the Kankerbagh police station and the Home ministry was informed, Neelmani said.

The ISI operative was in Patna to collect information about the Ordnance factory at Rajgir in Nalanda district.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Patna) Vinit Vinayak told media persons that the sepoy was dismissed from the army in 2007 after a five year stint because of dubious activities.

The alleged ISI agent was on his way to Kathmandu to share secrets with an ISI module on information relating to deployment of Indian army in Jammu Kashmir and Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh, besides inputs on missiles, he said.

Sudhakar revealed vital information on his contacts during interrogation and important documents were seized from his Sitamarhi residence, the SSP said.

Raids were made in Sitamarhi and Madhubani districts and some places in Jharkhand on information provided by the agent.

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