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J&K Armed Police officer inadvertently passed information to Pakistan, suspended
A senior officer of the J&K Armed Police has been suspended for allegedly passing on information to a Pakistani intelligence officer.

The Pakistani officer who had called up the police control room and posed as an Indian Army officer had sought details regarding the deployment of security forces.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Tanveer Ahmad, who passed on the information was the in charge of the Armed Police Control Room at Batamaloo in Srinagar.

On August 20, the Pakistani intelligence officer called up the police control room posing as 'Major Sanjeev' had asked information regarding deployments and other engagements of security forces in Baramulla and Kupwara districts and Ahmad provided him these details.

When the Pakistani officer sought deployment details in Handwara and Bandipore, Ahmad allegedly provided him the details about Handwara, and passed on the phone to his subordinate as he needed to check the information about Bandipore.

Allegedly, another officer then provided the Pakistani officer details regarding the deployment of security forces Bandipore.

As per reports, the Pakistani officer asked the police officers to send the district-wise data of deployment to ', which the police officer assured him that he would get in five minutes.

India's Home Ministry traced the call that was made to the Armed PCR and reported the matter to J&K DGP K Rajendra Kumar. The police has ordered an investigation and Ahmad has been suspended.

TOI quoted Tanveer saying that before sharing the details, he had sought the permission from his SP. And it was only after his senior voiced 'no reservation' that he passed on the information using an instant messaging application.

As per the reports, senior police officials have termed this as a case of negligence and have suggested that Ahmad had inadvertently passed on the information.

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