A junior commissioned officer of the army, an former lance corporal and a civilian have been arrested on charge of spying for an Indian intelligence agency, defence sources said yesterday. Golam Mostafa, a warrant officer stationed at the Bogra Cantonment, was arrested from Arani village in Rajshahi on November 24 midnight. He was on a two-day leave. Important documents, including policy guidelines of the army, were seized from him. It is learnt from a reliable source that some important documents were seized from Golam Mostafa which , it is alleged , he was planning to smuggle out.
The source said Mostafa has served the army in important positions at different offices since 1981.
Mostafa has been accused of supplying defence information to the Indian intelligence for the last two years.
He is charged with having supplied maps, designs, employment files of important army officials, directories of various formation, training manuals, load table, move plan, permanent addresses of officers of different units, organisational structure of different units, list of arms and manpower, abbreviation books and resolutions of important meetings and other information.
The army acted on November 24 when it came to know that on November 13 Mostafa sold off confidential documents to India for a large sum of money.