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BSF jawan arrested for sharing info with Pak agent

Press Trust of India  |  Ferozepur 

A BSF jawan was arrested for allegedly sharing secret information such as photographs of border fencing and roads with a Pakistani agent, police said Sunday.

The accused, Sheikh Riazuddin, was under the scanner of the Border Security Force (BSF) intelligence wing for his suspicious activities for the last few months, they said.

He is a resident of Renpura village in Maharashtra's district and was posted with the BSF's 29th Battalion in the Ferozepur Sector in

Two mobile-phones and seven SIM cards were seized from him, police said.

allegedly shared photographs of fencing and border roads, contact numbers of senior BSF officials and some other secret information with Mirja Faisal, an agent of Pakistani spy agency (ISI), they said.

The accused shared the information from his mobile-phone, police said.

A case under relevant sections of the and National Security Act was registered against him at the station following a complaint by the deputy commandant of the 29th Battalion, they said.

Ranjit Singh, the investigation officer, on Sunday said the jawan will be produced in a court for police remand.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 15:10 IST