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Army Court-Martial Grants Over 10-Year Sentence To Soldier Caught Passing Northern Border Information To Pakistani Embassy Staff | indian news

NEW DELHI: Crack down on a soldierwho was caught passing secret information to a Pakistani embassy staff member in the national capital about military activities along the northern borders, a army court Martial has given him a jail sentence of more than 10 years.

The court martial chaired by an officer sentenced the soldier who was caught sending secret information to a Pakistani to 10 years and 10 months in prison to spydefense officials said.
The soldier was in contact with one Abid Husain alias Naik Abid, a Pakistani citizen working at the High Commission for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the Indian national capital.

The list of documents provided by the soldier to the enemy spy agency included the watch roster of the formation where he was deployed, along with the activities of his own formation.
The soldier also tried to pass on information related to the vehicles in the formation along with the vehicle movement list in view of the Covid lockdown.
The soldier only had access to trivial information.
He Army it practices zero tolerance for such acts and exemplary punishment has been handed out to those found guilty, they said.
The punishment granted by the court martial to the soldier would be subject to confirmation by the competent higher authorities.

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