MES electrician spying for Pakistan held in Punjab

AMRITSAR: The Punjab Police on Friday claimed to have arrested an electrician of the Military Engineer Services (MES) for allegedly passing on sensitive military information to a Pakistan-based intelligence operative.

Ram Kumar, presently living in Jalandhar, was arrested by the intelligence wing of the police, according to a statement issued by the police.

Police said Kumar, during questioning, revealed that he was befriended by the Pakistan-based intelligence operative on social media and was asked for information about Indian Army units located along the Indo-Pak border and also movement of Army convoys in the area.

He told police he had been working as an electrician with the MES in Jalandhar Cantt since 2013. (AGENCIES)