Indian Army jawan Shantimay Rana, 24, was arrested for allegedly leaking military information to Pakistan. He was allegedly honeytrapped by a Pakistani woman for leaking information related to the Indian Army.
The jawan was arrested after registering a case under the Official Secrets Act, 1923.
Shantimay Rana is a resident of the village Kanchanpur in Bagunda district of West Bengal. He was posted in the Artery Unit in Jaipur.
Director General of Intelligence Wing of Rajasthan Police Umesh Mishra said, “Pakistani agents Gurnaur Kaur alias Ankita and Nisha had contacted the jawan through social media.”
The Intelligence Wing further said that later two women had taken Rana’s number. Both of them used to talk to Rana on WhatsApp. Both first won the trust of Rana and then she started taking intelligence information from him. In return, some money was also transferred to Rana’s account.
HOW RANA WAS TRAPPED
Rana said that he has been serving in the Indian Army since March 2018 and was in touch with the female Pakistani agent through WhatsApp chat, video and audio messages for a long time. The woman had described herself as a resident of Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh). The woman told Rana that she worked there in the Military Engineering Services. The other woman had given her name as Nisha. She had said that she works in the Military Nursing Service.
The woman had asked for confidential documents, photographs, videos of maneuvers from Rana. In his greed, Rana had also sent secret documents of his regiment and videos of the exercises.