CRPF officer arrested for leaking info to Naxals

Gaya: A CRPF officer deployed in anti-Naxal operations and accused of leaking sensitive operational information to the rebels, was arrested today after a local court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against him.

CRPF Assistant Commandant Sanjay Kumar Yadav, who was detained by Bihar police Special Task Force (STF) on November 14 for questioning, was arrested this evening from the force's camp here after Chief Judicial Magistrate Sherghati issued the warrant, Senior superintendent of police Nishan Kumar Tiwari said.

Yadav, who hails from Bihar and joined the paramilitary force in 2009, was deployed in the 159th CRPF battalion in Gaya.

Bihar Police had been tracking him for the past two to three months after they intercepted phone calls of a Maoist operative in the state.

It had come to light that the officer was supplying information about CRPF raids, composition of patrol teams and weapons used by the troops to the Maoists.

Bihar Police STF had arrested another person identified as Pradeep Yadav a cadre of the Maoist outfit on November 14.