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5 def personnel prosecuted for leaking sensitive info in last 3 yrs: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Five armed forces personnel have been prosecuted for alleged involvement in spying and leaking of classified information since 2015, the government said today.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, of State for Defence said an personnel and another person from the were arrested in 2015 for alleged involvement in activities.

Both of them are under judicial custody at present, he said, adding that the IAF personnel has already been dismissed from service.

Bhamre said two personnel were punished by the in 2017 for alleged involvement in

In the current year, a personal was caught for alleged involvement in spying and leaking of classified information, he said. The person is lodged in Tihar jail, the said.

Bhamre said the personnel may have been honey-trapped.

"Some inimical intelligence agencies have been reported to be allegedly involved in these activities. Service personnel are regularly educated about the modus operandi being adopted by the inimical agencies/agents," he said.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 19:55 IST