On Sunday, 13 people, including 11 Navy staff, were arrested on charges of online espionage for Pakistan. They are all accused of being caught in the trap of Pakistani intelligence agents' honeytrap and leaking naval intelligence through social media. The arrested personnel were stationed at separate naval bases, including Karwar and Visakhapatnam in Mumbai, Karnataka.
A joint team of Andhra Pradesh Police, Navy Intelligence and Central Intelligence agencies arrested 7 navy employees earlier in the espionage case. did. They got information about the involvement of these 13 people in their interrogation. Navy sources told the news agency – 11 Navy employees have been arrested in the online espionage case. Social media profiles of a large number of officers are also being scrutinized due to the possibility of suspicious contacts.
The Navy has banned the use of smartphones and social media after a case of misuse of social media by employees. However, despite similar cases coming up in the last few months, the Army and the Air Force have not imposed such a ban. Sources said- the ban on the use of smartphones and social media in the Navy has been in force for a long time. They are only being strictly enforced.
Naval sources said that this sudden ban on the use of smartphones caused employees to have trouble contacting their families and using digital services for personal use. She is However, the Navy has allowed 2G mobile phones with old technology. According to experts, its use is limited and it can also be intercepted.