An employee of the Office of the Chief Engineer of the Military Engineering Service (MES) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, has been arrested for allegedly spying for Pakistan, police said Thursday.
Gajendra Singh, around 35, was in contact with a Pakistani woman via WhatsApp. He was relaying strategically important information to her, senior police official Umesh Mishra said.
Gajendra Singh is a Class IV employee and used to move files and letters and operate a photostat machine in the office of the Chief Engineer of the Military Engineering Service. He would click photos of important files on his cell phone and share them with the Pakistani woman, Mishra said.
“Based on the information provided about him, he (Singh) was placed under surveillance and his activities were monitored. He was detained in Jodhpur and was jointly interrogated by intelligence agencies,” the officer said. .
Mr Mishra said Singh’s cell phone was examined in Jaipur and evidence of obscene conversations and sharing of strategically important information was found after his arrest.