Porn-addict Poddar sold Army secrets to mole

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  1. Daredevil

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    The sleaze scandal involving a junior commissioned officer, "Naib Subedar" of the Indian Army, Patan Kumar Poddar, 39, and a Pakistani mole, identified as Anushka Agarwal, which was unearthed in Hyderabad this week exposed the presence of a larger spy network from across the borders. Poddar sent vital information about Indian Army movements to Anushka in lieu of money and her nude pictures and videos.

    Poddar, now in the custody of the city police, earlier worked in the Indian Military Intelligence in Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan near the Pakistan border. His interaction and dealings with the woman have caused a commotion in the army and all major intelligence wings. The Intelligence Bureau (IB), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Army counter-intelligence want to interrogate him.

    The Central Crime Station (CCS), Hyderabad police's special interrogation wing, which completed a round of interrogation with him in the last two days, has sent a note to the Ministry of Home Affairs about the espionage episode. "Yes, we have received requests from the IB and NIA to grill Poddar and the case is under investigation," Hyderabad police commissioner M. Mahender Reddy told this newspaper.

    The CCS police gathered interesting information from Poddar during their grilling sessions. They say that Poddar was aware of what he was doing and the consequences of his actions. Though the junior commissioned officer knew that he was committing a serious crime and that he might get caught and punished severely, he couldn't control himself as he was hooked to pornography and money.

    Poddar, a self confessed porn addict, first met Anushka through Facebook. Since July 2013, he had received Rs 1 lakh from her in instalments and over two dozen porn photos and nude clips, sources said.

    Posted with the Army's 151 MC/MF detachments at Secunderabad Railway Station, Poddar, in turn was spied on by the Army Intelligence since February 2014, as his movements became suspicious over time. He used to spend late night hours in a remote area with his laptop, which he purchased with the money sent by Anushka.

    According to Poddar, she introduced herself as a research scholar from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, working with an NGO which keeps tabs on army movements. She told him that her father, also a retired Air Force officer, ran the NGO. Poddar told the CCS sleuths that a large number of other army officers were in touch with Anushka and that "it is a routine for them all to supply such harmless information".

    At her specific request, Poddar sent her details of names and ranks of Army officers in Secunderbad Cantonment and their secret code names, locations of around 50 Army movement control offices in the country, the passwords of senior Army officers and their communication sets' frequency, maps of missile control stations and the details of border check posts along Pakistan border.

    What stunned the CCS sleuths was the poser by Poddar that anyone with little inside knowledge of Indian Army can access the information he had sent to Anushka. The CCS sleuths subsequently found that Anushka was a fake identity to trick Poddar and that the e-mail id could not be traced within the country. Counter-intelligence is probing whether it could be from across the border.

    Poddar was "in 'love' with Anushka" and the two had planned a trip to London, after he sent some more information related to Army establishments in Secunderabad, Srinagar and Jodhpur. She used to deposit money in small amounts, less than Rs 40,000 each time, in his SBI savings account in his native town, Malda in West Bengal.

    Two months ago, Poddar installed software which allows her to directly monitor mails from his laptop and pass instructions to him on what to collect and how. Poddar clearly was not convinced by claims that all the information was needed for the working of an NGO, but he was confident that nothing would happen to him, as he was not the only one doing this, sources in the CCS told this paper.

    Porn-addict Poddar sold Army secrets to mole
     
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  3. Daredevil

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    What a dumb guy!!!. He knew everything & yet went with it and that too for chump change & some naked pics.

    Don't Indian Army have orientation classes where all these issues are taught like how not to get caught in a honey trap or become a mole and the consequences.?
     
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    :facepalm: :facepalm:

    Who was the chick, she was no anushka sharma..... this is another reason to blow these slimy NGOs out of the water.
     
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    This man should be hanged.....
     
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    I guess we need Akshay Kumar style killing that was done in Holiday with traitors.

    No trial nothing, just game over.

    I heard that he was blackmailed also, as he exchanged nude photographs.

    Hope he soon gets Indian Military Intelligence treatment.
     
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    Our Counter Intelligence Interrogator would have some nice session with this Pig
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    That's a new one.

    Officers have secret code names?

    Chush Lee, brother of Brice Lee?
     
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    Yours was probably "The Chairman."
     
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    How can "Naib Subedar" have custody of secrets ....
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    He worked with 151 MC/MF detachments at Secunderabad Railway Station.

    This is the unit that liaises with the railways and so is aware of troop movements, times etc.

    Further, he would be highly popular since reservations on trains at short notice is real difficult and he was second in command of those who controlled the reservation on the MCO's quota on trains, as also he would have connection with the railway reservation staff. Hence, his moving in 'right' circles, even if not of same status, would still give him some access.

    And taking photos is no problem. With today's photographic gadgetry, it is even easier.
     
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    hit&run Elite Member Elite Member

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    A year a ago in a different thread I mentioned that not legalizing prostitution is a national security threat. But that was counter intuitive for many I think.
     
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    for what porn or treason. :rofl::laugh::lol:
     
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  14. Chris Jude

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    He should be shot through his f@#%&+? Head!
     
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    They do but only for intel and other combat unit,not much for logistic.But still effort must be put to stop this.
    I would make him a example and hand him by his ball just as US did in Iraq.:devil:
     
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    Nope. He should be tortured. Then interrogated .Then tortured again. Then made to spy for Indian government in the same enemy's country.
     

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