Haryana Police on Thursday arrested a defence employee posted in Jaipur upon suspicion of sharing intelligence Credit: Representational Image

Chandigarh: Haryana Police on Thursday arrested a defence employee working at the Military Engineering Wing and was posted in Jaipur upon suspicion of sharing intelligence with the other side of the border, to Pakistan.

The accused has been identified as one Mahesh Kumar who was allegedly in contact with three Facebook accounts run by using female names which were later found to be connected with Pakistani Intelligence operatives. The 28-year-old Mahesh worked as a cleaner in Military Engineering Services (MES) in Jaipur. It has been also been reported that he was sharing information in return for money.

Military Intelligence in Lucknow had received inputs that sensitive military information was being shared to a social media profile of a young woman associated with Pakistani intelligence agencies by the mobile number registered under Mahesh’s name.

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It was learnt that Mahesh addressed the Pakistani operative as “Madamji”. Subsequently, an operation code-named “Operation Madamji” was undertaken to nab Mahesh.

The official statement released from the Haryana Police says that their department flung into action as soon as it received information about the reported act of passing information. A joint team of Special Task Force (STF), Gurugram in collaboration with Military Intelligence,Lucknow was deployed to make the arrest. The accused was apprehended during night-time from a bus stand Dharuhera, 40 kilometres from Gurugram

As per reports, a case has been registered against him in Dharuhera police station under various sections. An investigation is also underway. Efforts are being made to gather information by interrogating him.

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