J&K Policeman Suspended For Unwittingly Passing On Sensitive Info To Pakistani Intelligence Official On Phone

14/10/2016 9:04 AM IST | Updated 14/10/2016 9:59 AM IST
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An Indian policeman is silhouetted against the setting sun as he stands guard on the banks of river Tawi ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations in Jammu January 23, 2012.

An officer of the Jammu and kashmir Armed Police has been suspended after he allegedly passed on sensitive details about Indian troop deployment in the state to a Pakistani intelligence official who called up the control room posing as an army officer, according to reports.

The Indian Express reported that Tanveer Ahmad, who was in charge of the Armed Police Control Room in Srinagar's Batamaloo on August 20, took a call from a man who identified himself as 'Major Sanjeev'. The caller asked Ahmad about force deployments in various parts of Kashmir. This was amid raging protests in the Valley after the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani.

Ahmad allegedly told the caller about deployments of the armed forces in Baramulla and Kupwara districts and handed over the phone to his colleague when he also wanted to know about postings in Bandipore, the report said.

His colleague allegedly told the caller, whom the home ministry later identified as a Pakistani intelligence official, the range-wise details of deployment. The caller left an email address,, and asked the Indian officers to mail him the district-wise data of deployment, the Express report said.

The Times of India quoted Ahmad as saying that he only passed on the information after seeking permission from his SP. Ahmad, the report said, shared the details using WhatsApp.

J&K DGP K Rajendra Kumar has ordered a probe and said it looked like a case of negligence.

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