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Ex-NIA officer arrested over leaking information to Lashkar-e-Taiba NIA

Ex-NIA officer arrested over leaking information to Lashkar-e-Taiba

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Feb 2022, 11:11 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested its former investigator, an IPS officer, for allegedly leaking sensitive information to Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

During his tenure as an investigative officer in the NIA, Arvind Digvijay Negi, superintendent of police, had allegedly shared sensitive information with an overground worker of LeT in Jammu and Kashmir, an NIA spokesperson was quoted as saying by NDTV.

The NIA constituted a probe against him during which the role of "AD Negi was verified and his houses were searched".

The officer was on deputation to the NIA for 11 years, the longest tenure any officer has served in the premier counter-terror task force.

The NIA had earlier arrested six people in the case.

"It was also found that official secret documents of NIA were leaked by AD Negi to another accused person who is an OGW of LeT in the case," said the NIA spokesperson.

The initial tip-off about the officer's involvement was received by the NIA last year by a central intelligence agency, NDTV reported quoting sources.

Negi was then investigated for espionage, violation of the Official Secrets Act and extortion.

The officer was probing most of the separatist, terrorist and terror funding cases and was regularly visiting Kashmir over the last four years.