Retired army man arrested in UP for espionage, booked under UAPA
In a counter-espionage operation, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has apprehended a retired Indian Army soldier, based on input provided by a Lucknow-based Military Intelligence (MI) Unit. As per the information, Saurabh Sharma, an ex-serviceman, was working for a Pakistani intelligence agency since 2016.
The UP ATS took almost a month to track down and arrest the retired army man. UP ATS and the military intelligence (MI) unit tracked down retired Signalman Saurabh Sharma from his parental house, located in the Bihuni in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district.
The military intelligence had earlier received a tip about the involvement of the retired army signalman in espionage activities. After receiving the tip, the “Operation Cross-Connection” was initiated to trace the retired army personnel and arrest Saurabh Sharma….