Srinagar: Police on Wednesday said it arrested a person working as an operative of the Pakistani intelligence agencies.
Acting on a specific input, a team of Special Operations Group (SOG) Jammu detained Pankaj Sharma, resident of Tarore, Samba who was working as an operative of Pakistani intelligence agencies, a police spokesman said in a statement.
He said the individual was in touch across (the LoC) since last few years. “In this period, he had sent photos and videos of vital areas and installations mostly of Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts to his Pak handlers via social media platforms in lieu of monetary gains,” the spokesperson said.
During questioning, Pankaj confessed his involvement in passing the crucial information of vital installations including sensitive bridges on NHW and in border areas to his Pak handlers, police said, adding that the preliminary probe indicates some monetary transactions in the two bank accounts of the alleged accused.
“The detained person has been handed over to police station Trikuta Nagar Jammu for further action”.
A case under relevant sections of law has been registered against the accused, and his bank accounts are being further analysed for more suspicious transactions, police said, adding that further investigation in the case in going on. (GNS)