Taking strict action against a soldier, who was caught passing secret information to a Pakistan embassy staffer in the national capital about military activities along the northern borders, an Army Court Martial has awarded over a 10-year jail sentence to him.
The court martial presided over by an officer awarded 10 years and 10 months jail sentence to the soldier who was caught sending secret information to a Pakistani spy, defence officials said.
The soldier was in touch with one Abid Husain alias Naik Abid- a Pakistani national 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 guard duty list 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 of the formation along with the list of movement of vehicles in view of the Covid lockdown.
The soldier had access to trivial information only.
The Army practices zero tolerance for such acts and exemplary punishment has been awarded to the guilty, they said.
The punishment awarded by the court martial to the soldier would be subject to confirmation by the competent senior authorities.
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