Three detained for trespassing in the army area, click on photos in Ludhiana

In his complaint to the police, an army officer said the accused entered the army area on Thursday on a motorbike and bicycle. While they were recording videos using their smartphones, soldiers caught them

Ludhiana: Three men were arrested after entering the army area and clicking photos and making videos using their mobile phones in Ludhiana’s Sidhwan Bet. The army handed the trio over to the police.

Sidhwan Bet Police registered an FIR against Harpreet Singh, Ashdeep Singh from Salempur village in Ludhiana and Rajan Kumar from Bihar.

In his complaint to the police, an army officer said the accused entered the army area on Thursday on a motorbike and bicycle. While they were recording videos using their smartphones, soldiers caught them.

The incident comes two days after Punjab police busted a cross-border spy ring with the arrest of two people from Amritsar on Wednesday. They were clicking pictures of military installations and providing them to the ISI in Pakistan, Amritsar police said.

ASI Rajwinderpal Singh, who is investigating the case, said police arrested the trio and filed an FIR under Sections 451 (trespassing on the house) and 34 (acts done by several people in pursuit of an intent commune) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The defendants, who are in their early 20s, said they clicked photos and made videos to post on their Instagram accounts. The police scan their cell phones.

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