OPERATION DESERT CHASE

Recently two civil defence employees were arrested in jaipur by the Rajasthan police according to thr information given by the Military Intelligence. They were arrested as they were passing sensitive information to Pakistan spy agency ISI through Operation desert chase.
It is an anti-espionage operation which was started by Military Intelligence in 2019. The MI Lucknow operation desert chase assumes great importance as the Shri Ganganagar Ammunition Depot and Bikaner MMFR are strategically important military installations on the western front along the pakistan border.
The police arrested them under Official Secrets Act, 1923. This act punishes actions that include helping an enemy state against India. The Home Ministry wants to make this act more transparent and in line with right to information for which they submitted the report for the amendment of this particular act.
The other countries which use Official secret act are Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Myanmar, Singapore, and Malaysia. The act was in practice in New Zealand and Canada.

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