Chandigrah: The Punjab Police said on Sunday a soldier attached to Border Security Force (BSF) was arrested on espionage charges.
He allegedly shared across the border sensitive information including barbed-wire fencing, footage of border roads and contact numbers of BSF unit officers, reports said.
The police recovered two mobile phones and seven SIM cards from the accused, Sheikh Riyazuddin, who reportedly used Facebook Messenger and mobile phones to share the information.
A case was registered against Riyazuddin under the Official Secrets Act, 1923, and the National Security Act, 1980, in response to a complaint by Raj Kumar, the deputy commandant of the BSF’s 29th battalion, Mamdot.
The complaint said the soldier from Latur area of Maharashtra shared secret information with Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
The accused reportedly admitted to handing over information to Mirza Faisal, a Pakistani Intelligence operative.