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Reports of 'honey trapping' Lt Colonel are 'pure speculation': Army

On February 14, the Indian Army's intelligence wing detained a Lt. Colonel in Jabalpur in connection with a case of honey trap

ANI  |  Jabalpur 

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A senior on Thursday dismissed reports of an posted at in falling prey to a honeytrap as 'pure speculation'.

"Reports of detention of officer, 'Honey Trapping', money exchange at this stage are pure speculation and neither accurate nor substantiated. Details on the outcome of the enquiry will be intimated in due course as per progress," said the

The further said the detained has been questioned and is continuing to perform his routine duty.

"The has only been questioned as part of the ongoing enquiry and nothing else and therefore he continues to perform his routine duties in the unit. Evidence related to the case including digital evidence has been seized and sent for further forensic analysis," the statement added.

He assured that the details on the outcome of the enquiry will be intimated in due course as per progress.

"A prelim enquiry was ordered on 12 February 2018 by the to ascertain the facts on suspected leakage of classified information from IT devices of a posted in Base Workshop at It is yet to be established whether it has happened inadvertently or a deliberately as reported," it added.

On February 14, the Indian Army's intelligence wing detained a Lt. in in connection with a case of honey trap, said sources.

"of Lt rank has been detained in over a honey trap case. is working in the workshop and has been detained by the counter intelligence wing of the Army," the sources said.

The sources further added that the detention was done on the basis of the officer's suspicious conduct.

"He came under radar after a big amount of money was transferred into his account. The observation is that he leaked documents after receiving the money," the sources said.

First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 14:20 IST
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