A soldier was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in prison by a court martial presided over by a woman officer who was caught passing secret information to the Pakistanis. the spyDefense officials said.
The soldier contacted one Abid Hussain alias Naik Abid – a Pakistani citizen working at the High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the national capital of India.
The list of documents given by the soldier to the enemy intelligence agency included the guard duty list of the formation to which he was deployed along with his own formation activities.
The soldier tried to provide information regarding formation vehicles including vehicle movement list in view of the Covid lockdown.
Soldiers had access to only trivial information.
The the army Zero tolerance is practiced for such acts and exemplary punishment has been meted out to the culprits, they said.
Punishment awarded to a soldier by a court-martial shall be confirmed by the competent superior authority.