Seven Army officals under IB scanner
At least seven Army men were involved in passing on secret information to suspected ISI agent, Sudhanshu Sudhakar, who was arrested by the Special Task Force in Patna with some sensitive information on missiles and troop deployment in J&K. Ramashankar reports.patna Updated: Sep 24, 2009 22:05 IST
At least seven Army men were involved in passing on secret information to suspected ISI agent, Sudhanshu Sudhakar, who was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in Patna on Tuesday with some sensitive information on missiles and troop deployment in Jammu and Kashmir.
The fact came to light during interrogation of Sudhanshu, a dismissed sepoy of the Indian Army. Sudhanshu, who hails from Sitamarhi district, told the interrogators that he was in constant touch with seven Army personnel posted at different Army units across the country.
The officials, who interrogated Sudhanshu for several hours, however, refused to disclose the names of the Army personnel on the pretext that it would hamper the ongoing investigation. “The role of the officials, whose names have figured in the course of interrogation, is being verified,” a senior police officer said.
He said that the list of these Army personnel would be sent to the Army headquarters for verification. If required, they may be questioned for allegedly extending support to an ISI operative, said the police official.
Meanwhile, an anti-terrorist squad of the Gujarat Police is likely to visit Bihar to interrogate Sudhanshu. Sources said that the Gujarat police officials came to know that Sudhanshu had some Gujarat connections.
"The arrested ISI operative has some Gujarat connections, which we need to verify and get details," Gujarat ATS chief Ajoy Tomar said, adding “The ATS will interrogate Sudhanshu after the Bihar police completes its investigation.”