Army Officer Suspected Of Leaking Classified Information Faces Inquiry

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Jabalpur:  The army has launched a preliminary inquiry against a Lieutenant Colonel of the Army’s Central Command in Jabalpur for suspected leak of classified information, an official said today.

“His gadgets have been sent for forensic tests. However, the Army officer (of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers Corps) has neither been picked up nor detained so far,” defence PRO of Lucknow-headquartered Central Command, Gargi Malik Sinha told news agency PTI over the phone.

The inquiry was ordered on February 12 and “it is yet to be established whether it has happened inadvertently or deliberately as reported”, a press release issued by the Central Command headquarters.

“Reports of detention of the officer, honey trapping, money exchange at this stage are pure speculation and neither accurate nor substantiated,” it said.

The officer is with 506 Army Base Workshop in Jabalpur in the Madhya Bharat area “The Army ordered the preliminary inquiry against the officer…

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