NEW DELHI: In yet another security breach in the armed forces, an Army officer has been caught for chatting online with a Bangladeshi woman who had earlier "honeytrapped" another Indian officer in an espionage operation masterminded by Pakistan's ISI in Bangladesh late last year.
The Army is conducting a court of inquiry (CoI) against the officer, a Lieutenant Colonel from the 82 Armoured Regiment deployed in a forward formation at Suratgarh district of Rajasthan, to ascertain whether he allegedly divulged or compromised classified operational information along the western front with Pakistan.
The Army strongly denied reports that the Lieutenant Colonel had also got entangled in a honey trap -- basically a hostile intelligence operation for first seducing and then blackmailing a person into divulging confidential information - or that two laptops with sensitive information had gone missing.
"The officer was just chatting with the woman on the computer...there was no physical contact. No laptops have been lost. We are conducting a court of inquiry into the incident," said a senior officer.
Intelligence Bureau sleuths got wind of the fresh episode since they were tracking the Bangladeshi woman, Sheeba, after she had honeytrapped the other Indian Lieutenant Colonel, this time a Para Regiment commando, who was undergoing a staff college course in the military academy of Bangladesh last year.
"The Para officer had been compromised in the ISI honeytrap at Dhaka. But instead of giving away any information, he informed Indian authorities and was promptly flown out of Bangladesh," said an official.
Army officer caught chatting online with Bangladeshi woman 'working' for ISI, faces inquiry - The Times of India
Go Sheeba Go... You the girl.. LOL