CRPF officer arrested in Bihar for leaking information to Naxals

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:45

Zee Media Bureau

Patna: A CRPF officer was arrested in Bihar’s Gaya district on Thursday for leaking details of the ongoing anti-Naxal operation to the Maoists.

An FIR has been filed against Assistant Commandant Sanjay Kumar Yadav in Gaya’s Imamganj police station.
Sanjay Kumar, an assistant commandant of 159th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force, was arrested by the special task force (STF) of Bihar Police.

Kumar was in regular touch with Maoists and constantly provided vital information to them. It is being said that the CRPF officer’s phone was in surveillance for the past few months, which revealed that he passed on information of the troop movement to the Naxals.
Reports suggest that the officer was held following inputs from a person named Pradeep Yadav who was arrested earlier. Yadav is suspected to be a Maoist.

The state home department will inform the union home ministry to initiate action against the official.

Police officials said it was for the first time that a CRPF officer of the rank of assistant commandant was arrested on such serious charges.

Gaya is considered a stronghold of Maoists, where a CRPF camp is based for combing operations against them.

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First Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 09:28

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