SRINAGAR, Oct 12: A senior police official, has been suspended for sharing sensitive information with Pakistan. The police officer in question is incharge of deployment operations of various police personnel across valley in order to maintain law and order.
As per reports in local daily, Tanveer Ahmed, has been suspended after Union ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) traced a call from Pak to his office in Srinagar. Before sharing the information, with the Pak official, the Dy. SP had taken prior approval from SP. After, consent from SP, the Dy Sp shared the deployment details including the number of men, companies and areas where they are deployed. The Dy. SP used Whatsapp to share details. This is when the ministry of Home affairs traced the call and initiated a proble.
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As per reports mentioned in a local daily, the DGP has confirmed the suspension of Dy SP and also said that the probe to ascertain the clear picture has already begun. While calling it a neglect on part of the officers, he also affirmed that the officials were already alerted about it.
Police and other officers dealing with law and order and counter-militancy in Kashmir are receiving calls from Pakistan for past few years. The callers introduce themselves as officers of other security agencies and seek various details. However, normally officers ask them to come through proper channel but in this case, sources said that the officer has shared the details unintentionally without knowing that the caller is from Pakistan.