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Rajasthan court sends Army jawan Vichitra Behera to 5-day police remand

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Sepoy Vichitra Behera, who was arrested by Rajasthan Police on Wednesday for allegedly sharing secret information with a suspected ISI agent over social media, was on Thursday sent to five-day remand to Rajasthan Intelligence Police by a court here.

Umesh Mishra, Additional Director General, Intelligence, Rajasthan Police, had earlier said, "An Army jawan -- Vichitra Behera -- has been formally arrested by the Rajasthan Police for allegedly sharing secret information with a suspected Pakistani ISI agent over social media".

Behera, currently posted in Pokhran, was arrested by the CID Intelligence after being caught in a honey trap of a lady ISI agent.

Over suspicious activities of Behera, CID Intelligence on the direction of Additional DCP, Intelligence, kept a watch on Behera. During the process, it came to the knowledge that Behera was in touch with the Pakistani agent through Facebook and WhatsApp and was sharing information and asked for money in return.

After this, Behera was called to Jaipur for questioning. He later revealed that the Pakistani woman agent became his friend two years ago.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 07 2019. 21:04 IST
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