It is informed that constable Mohammed Sajjad of Gandhidham Gujarat BSF, who was arrested for espionage activities by ATS (Anti-Terrorist Squad), Ahmedabad on October 25, 2021, has been dismissed from the service by BSF” – read a statement of an official release by the paramilitary force.
Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Mohammed Sajjad who was arrested on the charges of spying for Pakistan, has been dismissed from service Saturday.
The release further added that an An inquiry was done in which he was found to have indulged in espionage activities. As per BSF Act and Rules, on the grounds of his involvement, his act was detrimental to the safety and security of the nation and hence, was dismissed from service today on October 30, 2021.
A resident of Rajouri in J&K, Sajjad was posted at Gandhidham in Kutch. BSF officials stated that he was kept under surveillance for a period of time before he was nabbed by the ATS.
ATS officials, soon after making the arrest said that the BSF jawan had joined the paramilitary force in 2012 and was suspected to have exchanged important information with Pakistan in exchange of money via WhatsApp. The ATS also found him using multiple SIM cards.
It further said that he had travelled to Pakistan in 2011 where he had stayed for 46 days.