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Jammu & Kashmir: Police officer suspended for passing on information to Pakistani spy

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 October 2016, 8:33 IST
Jammu & Kashmir: Police officer suspended for passing on information to Pakistani spy
Jammu & Kashmir: Police officer suspended for passing on information to Pakistani spy

The Jammu and Kashmir police on 13 October suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police for passing on crucial information about the the deployment of police and paramilitary forces in the Valley to a Pakistani spy who posed as an Army Commander.

According to reports, the Police Control Room in Srinagar received a call from a Pakistani spy who was apparently demanding information about the force deployment.

The Jammu and Kashmir police officials initiated an enquiry against the officer after the call received from the Pakistani spy was intercepted by central intelligence agencies which submitted a report to the Union Home Ministry about the "negligence" on the part of the Kashmir police officer.

The caller claiming to be an army officer asked the Deputy Superintendent to pass on information about the deployment of police and paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, the suspended official claimed that he had taken the permission of an senior official before giving out the sensitive information to the caller, PTI reported.

Asserting that it was a case of "negligence", the senior police officials said that the police control room had been receiving numerous calls from across the border since the death of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on 8 July.--With PTI inputs

First published: 14 October 2016, 8:13 IST
 
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