New Delhi: An Indian soldier was chated by a fake social media account, and released sensitive information to the Facebook account operator, which he believed was a female.
CNN reported , Sombir Singh who was 22, was stationed near the India-Pakistan border when he struck up an intimate online relationship with who he assumed to be an army medical officer .
In an year, the soldiers revealed sensitive information such as troop and tank movements to his lover. “He was honey-trapped via Facebook from a lady,” Umesh Mishra, additional director general of police (intelligence) for the Rajasthan Police, informed CNN.
The erotic and intimate messages were shared, as well as explicit photographs, according to officials. The account is apparently still active had the profile name, Anika Chopra. The profile picture is of a women wearing green saari. The low-ranking soldier had received money via his brother’s account from his online lover, Rajesh Meena, told superintendent of police, State Special Branch, Rajasthan Police.
“She started getting confidential information about the army in lieu of which he received money,” Mishra said. Sombir Singh was arrested on Friday if found guilty , then he might end up in jail for three years in prison under the country’s Official Secrets Act.
Mishra told that online activities of the Indian soldier were being monitored and this raised the red flag. “We have seized his mobile (phone) and his digital footprints are being investigated,” said Mishra.