3 Indian Army soldiers interrogated for Northern Command Hq data breach


New Delhi : The Indian Army probes the alleged breach of sensitive operational data from its Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur. Similarly, a drug racket linked to Pakistani intelligence agencies has also surfaced. A preliminary investigation is said to have revealed the alleged involvement of three soldiers.

One of the soldiers based in Udhampur allegedly had access to operational data at the headquarters, the two other soldiers were from different battalions, and were posted elsewhere. But all three are said to have been in contact with each other.

In preliminary investigation, it is learned that at least two jawans in the drug trade as users or sellers has been probed by the intelligence agencies because it was via the drug route that Pakistani intelligence operatives allegedly enticed them into gathering intelligence. Significantly, the General Officer Commanding 16 Corps is the presiding officer of the Court of Inquiry along with two Major Generals as members of the inquiry team into the alleged breach.

A source related to the Central intelligence agency said, stumbled upon the matter during an investigation into a drug trade with Pakistani links. A pen drive, containing allegedly sensitive operational information pertaining to the Northern Command, was made by one of the soldiers which was intercepted by the agency.

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