A probe, that was launched into an espionage case in the Indian Navy on Sunday, February 16, took a new turn when 13 sailors were arrested on suspicion of spying for Pakistan.
The arrested people were picked up from their respective Naval bases in Mumbai, Karwar (Karnataka) and Visakhapatnam.
Thirteen personnel have so far have been apprehended in the case and the probe has been widened to other suspected social media profiles of personnel who could have been in touch with Pakistani intelligence operatives.
After the Navy imposed a complete ban on the use of smart phones and social media, there were complaints about poor connectivity and limited network.
The case is still being investigated by the Andhra Pradesh Police and the Naval Intelligence is providing them full cooperation to conduct their operations.