New Delhi: Police in the Indian state of Punjab have arrested two Army soldiers, Sepoy Harpreet Singh (23) and Sepoy Gurbhej Singh (23), for allegedly spying for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta said both the accused had already shared pictures of over 900 classified documents — pertaining to defence of the country and national security — to a cross-border drug smuggler, Ranvir Singh, over a period of four months between February and May 2021, who had further passed them on to Pakistani Intelligence Officers.
Mr Gupta said that the Jalandhar Rural Police, led by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naveen Singla, while investigating a Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) case, recovered confidential and secret documents related to the functioning and deployment of the Indian Army from Ranvir Singh, who was arrested with 70 g of heroin on May 24.
The DGP said that according to initial investigation, Harpreet Singh, from Cheecha village in Amritsar, and Gurbhej Singh, a native of Punian village in Punjab’s Tarn Taran, got monetary inducements for sharing confidential information.
Harpreet Singh had joined the Army in 2017 while Gurbhej Singh had joined in 2015.