Indian Army Colonel sold secret military information to enemy agencies for large sum of money: Sources

Indian Army Colonel sold secret military information to enemy agencies for large sum of money: Sources
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NEW DELHI - Large amount of money was transfered in the account of the Indian Army Colonel and Indian intelligence agencies suspect that secret information has been sold to the enemy intelligence agencies for money.

A preliminary enquiry was ordered on 12 February 2018 by the Army to ascertain the facts on leakage of secret information from IT devices of a Lieutenant Colonel posted in Army Base Workshop at Jabalpur.

It is yet to be established whether it has happened inadvertently or a deliberately as reported,” it added.

On February 14, the Indian Army 's intelligence wing detained a Lt. Colonel in Jabalpur in connection with a case of a honey trap, said sources.

"Army officer of Lt Colonel rank has been detained in Jabalpur over a honey trap case. Officer is working in the Jabalpur workshop and has been detained by the counter intelligence wing of the Army," the sources said.

The sources further added that the detention was done on the basis of the officer's suspicious conduct.

"He came under radar after a big amount of money was transferred into his account. The observation is that he leaked sensitive documents after receiving the money," the sources said.

New Delhi