- 17 Feb 2021
The Ludhiana rural police have arrested three for allegedly leaking classified information and sharing photographs of Indian Air Force’s Halwara airbase with an “ISI agent” in Pakistan. One of them was a temprorary Mechanic working inside the airbase. While the informational damage is being reviewed, the incident points out at the looming Khalistani threat dancing on the tunes of ISI.
Ramdas Singh (temporary employee in Mechanical wing at Halwara Airbase) used to pass on the photographs/videos of the airbase to Sukhkiran Singh of village Toosa, Punjab and Shabbir Ali of Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh. Sukhkiran Singh & Shabbir Ali used to share the received information with the operatives of ISI & Khalistani outfit in Pakistan.
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As per inputs, Punjab police's Ludhiana rural SSP Charanjeet Singh Sohal & team had nabbed the temporary Airbase employee under Official Secrets Act & UAPA. While Sukhkiran Singh & Shabbir Ali were absconding but got arrested later on by the other teams of Punjab & HP Police. According to FIR registered in Sudhar thana, before joining the Halwara Airbase as a Mechanic Ramdas Singh used to work in Kuwait and was associated with Khalistani groups along with Sukhkiran & Shabbir.
Image File : Excerpt from the FIR copy filed at Thana Sudhar.
When ASI Gurdeep Singh was patrolling at village Rattowal bus stand, a Confidential Informant(CI) gave information about Ramdas Singh who came to India after staying overseas in Kuwait for few years and is working as a diesel mechanic in different cities and around the Halwara Airbase Station. The FIR states that Ramdas Singh with his associates Sukhkiran Singh and Shabir Ali were in contact with an ISI agent Adnan Aadi residing in Pakistan and were trying to create unrest in Punjab by supporting the illegal activities of Khalistani supporter banned NGOs.
Their next motive was to bring weapons and ammunition into Punjab illegaly. Ramdas Singh who was working inside the Halwara Airbase Station is using his accessibility to collect sensitive information and other photographs of the base was sending them to Pakistan through his associates. They were charged under 124A,153A,120B IPC Section 10,16,18 Unlawful Activity Act 1967 and section 3,4,5 and 9 of Official Secrets Act.
Employers should perform a strict background verification before hiring. A normal police clearance certificate is of no use if a person is going to work at a location which is protected under Official Secrets Act. The Khalistani threat is eminent and this incident only further exposes their working at behest of ISI.
The article uses research and inputs by Manjot Singh.