Police have accused an unidentified woman of being an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent and allegedly posing as a captain in the Indian Army’s Nursing Corps to honey-trap at least two soldiers and an army aspirant.
According to Indian media reports, soldier Ravinder Kumar Yadav of Mahendergarh district, Somveer Singh of Rohtak and an army aspirant Gaurav of Sonepat were among those duped by the woman in the past 15 months.
Narnaul police arrested Ravinder Yadav on July 10 from a dhaba for allegedly sharing secret information with the suspected agent, who introduced herself as Capt Anika Chopra, reports said.
In April 2018, the Rohtak police arrested a 23-year-old youth, Gaurav Kumar, a resident of Ganaur in Sonepat, for purportedly passing information to Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency about Indian army camps he visited for recruitment tests.
It was also reported that the woman trapped sepoy Somveer Singh, 22, a resident of Bhaini Maharajpur village in Rohtak, in January this year. Singh was posted in the armed corps in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district. He is currently lodged in the Jaipur jail.
“It appears the woman’s Facebook account was fake and the ISI agent with the same identity had trapped the other two men in a similar fashion. The woman had used Indian numbers for WhatsApp and we had sent the jawan’s phones to the cyber cell,” Narnaul DSP Vinod Kumar said.
A police official, seeking anonymity, said the agent had befriended the two jawans and the army aspirant through social media.
“She had deposited Rs 5,000 in the bank accounts of the three accused. In Ravinder’s case, the woman had been regularly asking the jawan about his movement and showed concern for his personal life.”
The woman claimed she is posted in Gujarat. She only texted him on WhatsApp and both of them had regularly shared their pictures. However, the woman’s pictures were not clear, the police official said further.