Several Indian soldiers have been revealed to be honey trapped from fake social media accounts, allegedly being run from Pakistan.
According to a CNN report, an Indian soldier Sombir Singh stationed near Pak-India border was arrested on Friday for similar charges.
Sombir reportedly ‘fell in love’ with an Indian medical officer after meeting her online. The Facebook account is alleged to be of a Pakistani.
Throughout the year, the soldier revealed sensitive information including troop and tank movements to her.
“The bonding between the two was intense. The pair shared erotic messages and explicit photographs,” said the additional director general of Rajasthan police, Umesh Misra.
He further revealed that the soldier was trapped from a fake Facebook profile created under the name of ‘Anika Chopra.’ The profile picture shows an Indian girl in a green Sari. The profile is still active.
Rajesh Meena, the superintendent of police, State Special Branch, Rajasthan Police, told CNN that the arrested soldier received money via his brother’s account from his online lover.
“She started getting confidential information about the army in return of which he received money,” Mishra said.
Sombir Singh, if proven guilty, may face three years of jail under the country’s Official Secrets Act.