A truck cleaner was arrested by the police on Friday after he allegedly took pictures of arms and other defence equipment inside the Military Station in Bhuj town of Kutch after entering the compound to unload a consignment of construction material last week.
Ayyub Sama (25), a resident of Madhapar village near Bhuj was arrested by B Divion police in Bhuj on Friday after an Army officer lodged a complaint against him earlier that day. In his complaint, the Army officer alleged that Sama took picutres of tanks and other defence equipment inside the Military Station by using his phone.
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“Sama had entered the Military Station as cleaner of a truck which had gone inside the compound to deliver a consignment of Kota stone on February 26. He took pictures of prohibited area and arms with his phone. He was caught by Military police when he was looking for the canteen to buy some food to eat. He could not produce his identity card and during the search Army officers found pictures in his mobile phone,” B Division police inspector Mahesh Boksha said on Saturday.
After his detaintion intelligence agencies questioned Sama, who is a native of Nana Dinara, a border village in Bhuj taluka. Finally, an FIR was registered against him at B Divion police station under Sections 5 (wrongful communication), 9 (abetment of crime) and 12 of the Official Secrets Act 1923.
“During interrogation, Sama told us that he had clicked those pictures for showing them to his family members. While he was authorised to enter the Military Station by virtue of being cleaner of the truck which had entry-permit, he couldn’t establish his identity and therefore was detained. Presently, he is in judicial custody,” Boksha further said.