An Army official has been arrested from Danapur, Patna for leaking sensitive documents of his unit to a Pakistan-based person.
Speaking on the matter, ASP Syed Imran Masood said, "He has confessed to sending sensitive documents of his Army unit to a Pakistan-based person. An FIR has been registered under Official Secrets Act & investigation has been initiated."
The Bihar police has booked the army official under the relevant IPC sections for sedition at the Danapur police station.
The accused Janardhan Prasad Singh was interacting with a Pakistan-based woman over the phone and also video calling. The ATS arrested the accused following information provided by the Intelligence Bureau.
"The accused confessed that he has shared some information pertaining to army cantonment Danapur during chats with a Pakistani woman," an official said.
The official believes that Singh, a native of Nalanda district and posted in Danapur cantonment, was honey-trapped by the Pakistani woman.
"He was probably blackmailed by the Pakistani woman to share secret information about the army establishments in the country. He has also shared some classified documents with her as well. Further investigation is on to ascertain if his handlers are also in Bihar or not," the official said.
(With inputs from IANS)