1 person taken into custody in Mumbai; others being traced; investigation underway to identify all individuals involved; considered to be the biggest Pakistani spy network
New Delhi: One of the biggest spy networks of Pakistan was busted in Mumbai by Military Intelligence and Crime Branch. The spy network was gathering information about the Indian defence in Ladakh following the standoff between India and China.
One person was taken into custody in Mumbai and others are being traced. Investigation is underway to identify all the individuals involved in the spy network.
During the raid, military intelligence and crime branch seized three Chinese SIM boxes and one standby SIM box along with 191 sim cards, laptop modem, batteries, antennas and connectors for illegal VoIP exchange network Mumbai
The main person behind the spy network was allegedly using VoIP exchange to make calls from Pakistan and route the calls via Indian numbers. The phone calls were being made to several defence personnel seeking information related to Ladakh region and important defence installations.
Over the past week, Indian Army and Chinese soldiers have been in a face-off at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh. The situation grew so tense that US president Donald Trump offered to step in as a mediator to de-escalate the situation between the two countries. However, both the countries rejected the offer and are using bilateral talks to resolve the issue at the earliest.