13 Indian Navy sailors on accusations of spying for Pakistan’s top spy agency, ISI. Srivatsa, the Indian Congressman, lashed out at India media and ferocious anchorperson, Arnab Goswami- the host at Republic TV eluding the debate on the issue.
He continued to slam the BJP’s mouthpiece media houses for not raising the issue, which he calls is the country’s biggest-ever scandal of espionage. He said that bigot and charged anchorpersons like Arnab Goswami will demonize the innocent anti-CAB protestors at Shaheen Bagh only because they are Muslims and will be reluctant to shame the traitors leaking crucial intelligence information to ISI just because they are Hindus.
He aggressively demanded a debate on national TV channels on the issue. He expressed bafflement on the deafening silence of Indian media as not even the print media published any news on the scandal let alone the electronic media.
Now, as per the reports, the National Investigative Agency of India, says Police have arrested these people from the several naval bases of the country including Mumbai, Karwar, and Vishakapatnam.
“Thirteen personnel have so far have been apprehended in the case and the probe has been widened to other suspected social media profiles of personnel who could have been in touch with Pakistani intelligence operatives,” India Navy sources said.
The arrest came after a joint operation involving the Andhra Pradesh Police, Indian Navy Intelligence and central intelligence agencies arrested seven Navy personnel who are allegedly involved in the espionage.
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) February 19, 2020
The arrested men are accused of leaking sensitive information regarding Indian Navy through their social media accounts. The case is under investigation and the Indian Navy is fully cooperating with the Andhara Police Station.
Indian Navy has imposed a ban on the use of smartphones and social media by the Indian Navy personnel. No such ban has been imposed by the Indian Air Force and Indian Army so far.