Rajasthan Police Additional Director General (Intelligence) Umesh Mishra on Saturday revealed that a spy allegedly working for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been arrested in Barmer Rajasthan. The alleged spy has been taken to Jaipur for further questioning.
The spy who is identified as Roshandin was arrested by the Anti-terrorist squad and was allegedly on a mission to extract information from the Army and Border Security Forces (BSF).
This is also the second case reported which is related to espionage where the accused was caught for passing sensitive secrets to Pakistan’s ISI.
Earlier in the month, an employee of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (Nashik Unit) on the alleged charges of spying for a foreign country’s intelligence agency.
Deepal Shirsat, the HAL employee, was accused of supplying sensitive and confidential information about Indian fighter aircraft and the manufacturing facilities in Nashik. The 41-year-old was working as a quality control inspector with the critical aircraft manufacturing division in Nashik.
Further investigations revealed that he was in regular contact with some agents from Pakistan’s ISI. He allegedly admitted to sharing sensitive details about the HAL manufacturing unit at Ozar (the Indian Air Force airbase in Nashik) and other prohibited areas within the unit itself.
The accused spy was passing on documents, maps- with longitude-latitude markings, and photographs of the defence-related facilities via WhatsApp.
Meanwhile, in September, a key accused in the navy espionage case was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The accused named Giteli Imran was a native of Gujarat’s Godhra and was an ISI agent. He was allegedly carrying out his nefarious activities under the guise of a cross-border cloth trader. Investigations revealed that he was depositing money in the bank accounts of Indian Navy personnel at regular intervals for the sharing of classified data.
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