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Gurdaspur man booked on spying charges

Press Trust of India  |  Gurdaspur (Pb) 

A 28-year-old man, who was accused of sharing sensitive information with Pakistan, has been booked by Punjab police.

A case was registered against Vipan Singh under the relevant sections of the Official Secrets Act, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the IPC, Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police (Investigations) Harvinder Singh said on Friday.

Vipan was nabbed by Army officials on Tuesday for allegedly providing photographs of cantonment area and the under-construction Kartarpur corridor.

He was handed over to police on Thursday night.

During questioning, he allegedly confessed to have sharing photographs. He had been working in one of the shops in the cantonment area, the police said.

Vipan had also been given some money by an unknown person, they said.

The accused was sent to a three-day police remand after he was produced in a local court here, the police said, adding that he would be questioned by intelligence agencies at joint interrogation centre at Amritsar.

Pakistan is building the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur up to the border is being built by India.

The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev --in Pakistan'sKartarpurwith Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district in Punjab and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib.

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

First Published: Fri, September 20 2019. 20:10 IST
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