Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 2
Security forces across the country have been advised to sensitise their troopers in the actual operations about possible attempts by Pakistani spies to contact jawans on phone to gather sensitive information, sources in the intelligence agencies said.
A senior official in the top security establishment said intelligence input gathered from across the western frontier suggested that Pakistani spies, while introducing themselves as senior officer of the same force, “may randomly call the control rooms, offices and personnel on the ground to gather information”.
‘Pose as senior officer’
- A senior official says Pak spies introduce themselves as senior officer of the same force and randomly call control rooms, offices and personnel on the ground
- All forces have been asked to brief their teams about the threat and also preventive measures to avoid leakage of sensitive information to the enemy
Information, which may be sought during telephonic conversations, would include on troops and VVIP movement and also on vital installations, he said, adding that therefore, paramilitary forces like CRPF, CISF, BSF and Jammu & Kashmir Police have been asked to “alert their troopers” involved in operations about such a design.
The Multi Agency Centre (MAC) has received inputs from various sources. It concluded that “Pakistan intelligence officers are trying to contact force personnel for getting information about the movement of senior officers and force-related information by making phone calls on mobile phones introducing themselves as officers of own/other forces”, said the official.
In the same input, sources said, some anti-social and anti-national elements “are also trying to contact force personnel by sending friend requests etc through social media sites for getting confidential information of forces or its personnel.