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CRPF officer booked for leaking information on security operations to Naxals

We have telephone records and other clinching and crucial evidence against the officer,said IG.

The Gaya police on Thursday registered a case against a CRPF assistant commandant,Sanjay Kumar Yadav,posted in the Naxal-affected area of Barachatti (Gaya),on charges of leaking crucial information on security operations to the Naxals.

Confirming this,Inspector General of Police (Operations) Amit Kumar said Yadav was being interrogated,and was likely to be arrested.

“He had been providing information related to the anti-Naxal operations of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Task Force (STF),as well as the activities and operations of the CRPF’s CoBRA unit,” said Kumar. “The leakage of information was posing grave danger to the security of our forces,” he said.

“We have telephone records and other clinching and crucial evidence against the officer,” said the IG.

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When contacted,CRPF IG (Operations) Zulfiquar Hasan said they had initiated a “parallel inquiry” into the case. “The Bihar Police got in touch with us regarding the allegations against the CRPF officer. We also want to get to the bottom of this… to what extent the officer was helping the Maoists. We have lost over 1,000 men in anti-Naxal operations and this is a very serious issue for us,” he said.

According to sources,Yadav’s role came to light following the arrest of a Naxal leader,Pradip Yadav,who was active in the Gaya-Aurangabad area,by the STF on Thursday. The CRPF officer has been booked under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.