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Investigations on Against Army Officer for Allegedly Spying for Pakistan

A Major of the Indian Army is being interrogated ever since an alert from the US Intelligence reached the Ministry of Defence in April 2010 regarding suspicious activities of the Officer. The Major on duty in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands was thought to have established contact with Pakistan and provide it with confidential information.

Consequently, an operation of counter-intelligence started and the Intelligence wing of the Indian Army embarked on action whereby the Officer was asked to come to New Delhi (India).

During the initial phase of interrogation, the Officer claimed that he was innocent, as he didn't even know that his PC sent information to Pakistan. According to him, those e-mails sent from his system could possibly be a result of some virus or malware. Oneindia.in reported this on May 6, 2010.

The Officer's explanation, nevertheless, couldn't persuade the officials of Military Intelligence (MI) as his PC was lately formatted and cleaned.

Moreover, when his PC was put under a forensic test, it was revealed that the system indeed sent certain secret information to Pakistan.

Actually, suspicion on the Officer further increased as it was known that he wasn't authorized to make an entry into the database covering the secret information.

As of now, the MI officials have seized his PC's hard disk and sent it to a lab in Hyderabad (India) so that its deleted content can be further examined.

Meanwhile, the investigation is on so as to find out whether the Major himself sent the confidential information or if a PC virus did the act. In light of this, Col. S Om Singh, the Army Spokesperson, told interviewer that he would've to uncover all the related details after which he'd return with his findings. News.in.msn.com published this on May 6, 2010.

Finally, it's not just this Army Officer who reportedly came under MI's scanner in the recent times for allegedly spying for Pakistan. During the last week of April 2010, a diplomat from India on duty as an IFS-Group B Officer at the Pakistan-situated Indian High Commission was detained because he was found spying for Pakistan.

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