S Korea General faces arrest for spying for N Korea: Report

S Korea`s military on Wednesday sought an arrest warrant for a two-star Army General accused of leaking country`s war plan.

Seoul: South Korea`s military on Wednesday sought
an arrest warrant for a two-star army general accused of
leaking the country`s war plan and other secrets to North
Korea, a news report said.

The Defence Security Command asked military prosecutors
to arrest the Major General identified only as Kim for leaking
classified information, Yonhap news agency said.

A Defence Ministry spokesman declined to comment on the
report.

The leaked secrets include a military operation to be
carried out in case of all-out war with North Korea, Yonhap
said.

The bid to detain the general follows the arrest of two
people on June 3 accused of handing over military secrets to
the North, Yonhap said.

It said one of them is a former spy for the South who
acquired military secrets through the general and handed them
to a North Korean agent in China in return for an unspecified
payment.

The South periodically detains people accused of spying
for its communist neighbour.

A female North Korean spy arrested last month used sex to
secure sensitive information on Seoul`s subway system,
prosecutors have said.

In another case, a female North Korean spy was arrested
and jailed for five years in 2008. She had admitted having sex
with a South Korean army officer to secure secret information.

PTI