NIA arrests former IPS officer for leaking confidential documents to terrorist organization

An agency spokesperson said Negi, promoted to the 2011 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS), was arrested on November 6 last year in connection with a case registered by the NIA.

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested its former superintendent of police and IPS officer Arvind Digvijay Negi for leaking confidential documents to a member of banned terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. A spokesperson of the agency gave this information here.


An agency spokesperson said Negi, promoted to the 2011 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS), was arrested on November 6 last year in connection with a case registered by the NIA. The case pertains to the proliferation of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) network to facilitate conspiracy and execution of terrorist activities in India.


The NIA had earlier arrested six people in this case. The spokesperson said the role of Negi posted in Shimla after his return from the NIA was probed and his houses were searched. He said it was also found that official confidential documents of the NIA were leaked by Negi to another accused person, who is a member of Lashkar.