Espionage case: MES employee arrested in Rajasthan for passing info to Pakistan

Sapna Singh Saturday 31st of October 2020 08:14 PM

New Delhi: Based on intelligence inputs provided by Military Intelligence ( MI ), Rajasthan Police on Saturday arrested Ramniwas Gaura, a civil defence employee at an Military Engineering Services ( MES ) Niwaru for working as espionage agents of a Pakistani intelligence agency.

It was reported that in the month of September, 2020 the MI Jaipur learnt about an espionage agent in Niwaru who was passing military information to his handlers in Pakistan.

The individual was identified as Ramniwas Gaura a civil Motor Driver working with MES.

It was learnt that Ramniwas was in contact with one Pakistan Intelligence Operator (PIO) namely Ekta @ Jasmeet Kour through Facebook & Whatsapp.

During his two years contact with PIO he shared the information about units and formation at Niwaru, and Jaipur as also information about various offices, posted personal at Niwaru and Jaipur.

The case details were shared with Police HQ Jaipur and a joint operation was planed to apprehend Ramniwas Gaura.

A joint team was formed with Jaipur Police Intelligence and MI Jaipur, and all the findings were analysed again. Further details were acquired and conclusive evidence were gathered. The individual was eventually detained on 30 Oct and questioning was carried out by the team.

During the questioning, Ramniwas reportedly confessed that he had received a friend request from the PIO's Facebook Profile, "Ekta" in the month of February/ March 2020 and had accepted the same. They became very friendly,  shared their WhatsApp numbers with each other and started chatting and making audio/ video calls.

The PIO used to use an Indian WhatsApp number and claim she is working with Principal Controller of Defence Account (PCDA) Shimla. After initial friendly chat, Ekta started asking Ramniwas information of military nature which he readily shared and agreed to help in monetarily. Ramniwas, for monitory favours shared his account details with Ekta and in Mar 2020 asked for Rs 10,000.

Further details are are being examined by Jaipur Police Intelligence and MI. Other agencies have also joined the investigation after the arrest.

The individual is likely to be produced before a local court soon by the police. A police remand may be requested for further examination. More leads and apprehensions are expected based on these.


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