The woman officer, belonging to a service other than IAS and IPS, has now been shunted out of her key position in which she handled intelligence matters, highly-placed sources said tonight.
The action has been taken following an IB inquiry into the leakage of the letter which had found its way into the media and angered the Army Chief who described it as "high treason" and wanted its source to be dealt with "ruthlessly."
However, Government denied the report. Neelam Kapoor, Principal Director General, PIB, said the report that the officer has been held responsible for the leak is "absolutely incorrect".
Following the letter which was written on March 12 and was published in the media on March 28, there was speculation whether it had emanated from the PMO or the Army Chief.
The probe into the leakage ordered by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has also cleared Gen Singh of any wrongdoing in the episode, the sources told PTI here.
In his letter, the Army Chief had highlighted the critical shortage of equipment and ammunition in artillery and armoured regiments.
The female officer belonging to the Indian Economic Service (IES) was nailed after interrogation of some suspected persons, they said.
The officer has now been repatriated to her parent cadre and further action can be taken against her for leaking such a sensitive document, the sources said.(MORE)