Five defence officials were honey-trapped by the foreign intelligence operatives in the period between 2015 and 2017
Army intelligence has issued an advisory to its personnel against a suspected enemy spy, believed to be targeting officers and Special Forces' troops through an Instagram profile 'Oyesomya', news agency ANI has reported.
The Army has reportedly cited a now-defunct Instagram profile along with the picture of the suspect spy and asked army personnel to remain alert as it could be a possible enemy spy.
There have been several instances of honey-trapping of defence personnel. As many as five defence officials were honey-trapped by the foreign intelligence operatives in the period between 2015 and 2017, Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Subhash Bhamre had informed Rajya Sabha in February.
Army Intelligence issues advisory to its personnel against an Instagram profile 'Oyesomya' of a suspected enemy spy which is trying to target Army officers and special forces’ troops. pic.twitter.com/UQCktmFNGB
— ANI (@ANI) June 24, 2019
In the recent past, there have been cases including that of an Air Force Group Captain who was honey-trapped by a foreign operative through social media. He was leaking information to her.
Another jawan was arrested by the Army intelligence in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan after he was found to be in touch with a Facebook profile of a Pakistani spy who was drawing information from him in exchange of money.
The jawan, identified as Sombir, belongs to Haryana and was posted in the Armoured Corps of the Indian Army. Sources in the Army told ANI that the jawan was in touch with a suspected ISI spy using the profile name of 'Anika Chopra' on Facebook, was chatting regularly on the platform and exchanging details and information about the jawan's armoured unit and its movement.
A BrahMos employee was also arrested for the same charges last year at the Nagpur plant of the missile firm.(With inputs from ANI)The Great Diwali Discount!
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