Honey-trapped case: Govt ensures suitable action

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 22:04

New Delhi: Defence Ministry on Wednesday said it
will take suitable action if any wrongdoing is found against
a Lieutenant Colonel who was allegedly honey-trapped and
blackmailed by the ISI in Bangladesh.
"The Ministry will certainly take cognizance of the
reports that have come from the Ministry. We will definitely
take suitable action if any wrongdoing is found," Minister of
State for Defence M M Pallam Raju told reporters here.

The Minister was asked about the action that the Defence
Ministry was planning to take against the Army officer.

Sources said the Ministry has also sought a detailed
report on the issue from the Army.

A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered against the
officer whose name has been withheld by the Army Headquarters
here.

The Infantry officer was doing his Staff College course
in the Bangladesh`s Military Academy in Dhaka.

Army sources said the officer was honey-trapped by a
woman whom he had met at a party in Dhaka two months ago and
was then later approached by agents of Pakistan`s intelligence
agency.

Armed with alleged tapes of the officer and the woman
together, the officer was asked by the ISI agents to spy for
Pakistan, the sources had said.
The officer reported the incident to the Indian High
Commission in Dhaka and he was immediately recalled to India,
they said.

The CoI against the officer is being headed by a senior
officer. As per Army Rules, establishing any such intimate
relations with other than permissible people is prohibited and
is a punishable offence.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 22:04

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