Two Indian Army personnel have been arrested by the Rajasthan Police after they were honey trapped by Pakistani spy agencies through social media.
During the investigation, Lance Naik Ravi Verma and Sepoy Vichitra Behera were found to be involved with one Facebook ID with the name of ‘Seerat’ that was posing as a woman to honey-trap the tw jawans, Army sources said.
The two jawans were arrested by the Rajasthan Police in a joint operation by the intelligence bureau and the state CID after they caught the two fellows chatting with the same ID for sometime. Against the backdrop of a number of virtual honey trapping cases, following which the Indian Army had issued an advisory in mid-October on the modus operandi of Pakistan intelligence operatives’ attempting to gain intelligence through social media and other means.
The force had also advised and warned the troops against sharing information or having any relations with unknown individuals on social media.
Both the jawans belong to the same unit deployed in Pokhran of Rajasthan and were arrested. CID Intelligence kept a watch on Behara over suspicious activities. During the process, it came to the knowledge that Behera was in touch with the Pakistani agent through Facebook and WhatsApp and was sharing information asking for money in return.