A Ludhiana man working for a feminine Pakistan Intelligence Operative to honey entice protection personnel for her was arrested on Monday, mentioned police.
Ludhiana Police Commissioner Naunihal Singh mentioned Jaswinder Singh of village Uchi Daud was arrested on secret inputs supplied by Air Force Intelligence Unit, Jodhpur.
During the investigation by the Ludhiana police, Jaswinder Singh was present in lively contact with the PIO who had launched herself as Jasleen Brar from Bathinda.
During his questioning, the arrested accused revealed that this operative had been “utilizing WhatsApp quantity activated by way of OTP supplied by Jaswinder Singh to honey entice Army personnel.”
WhatsApp chats have confirmed contact between seven protection personnel and the PIO, he mentioned.
The WhatsApp chats are being additional analysed, the Ludhiana CP mentioned.
He mentioned it has additionally been confirmed that PIO has managed to get entry into two WhatsApp teams of protection personnel particularly “Western cmd mutual posting” and “MES info replace”.
“PIO being a member of those teams was monitoring these chats to domesticate or honey entice new personnel by way of social engineering,” he mentioned.
Jaswinder Singh had additionally acquired Rs 10,000 from PIO in his checking account through the “Phone Pe” app.
On the PIO’s directions, he had additional transferred this cash to a checking account in Pune in Maharashtra.
The police additionally intercepted the PIO’s audio messages asking Jaswinder Singh to go to Jaipur Bus Stand and obtain a CD from somebody, the CP mentioned, including this info is being verified.
Jaswinder had allegedly supplied three numbers to the PIO for WhatsApp utilization.
Further investigations have been underway, he mentioned.
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