BSF CONSTABLE, COUSIN HELD IN J&K FOR ‘SPYING FOR ISI
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: A BSF consta ble and his cousin were arrested in J&K on charges of spying for the ISI while three suspected agents of the Pakistani intelligence agency were caught in Kolkata authorities announced on Sunday blowing the lid off lurking threats to India’s national security and official secrets.
Acting on a tip, Delhi Police arrested head constable Abdul Rasheed who was posted with the BSF’S intelligence unit in Rajouri and Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja, a library assist ant at a senior secondary school
Joint commissioner of police (crime) Ravindra Yadav said the two men were caught after offi cials “received a tip-off about anti national activities sponsored by the Pakistan ISI” through some of their “civilian handlers and some security force personnel”.
New Delhi has for years accused the Inter-services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistani army of sponsor ing terrorism in India and snoop ing on confidential information charges that Islamabad denies.
Yadav said the two accused had collected “sensitive informa tion” related to the deployment of armed forces and air force opera tions in Jammu and Kashmir Kafaitullah visited Pakistan in 2014 where he came in touch with ISI agents who lured him with money to deliver informa tion, the officer said.
“Kafaitullah was arrested from New Delhi railway station on November 26. Based on his interrogation, Abdul was arrested from J&K on Sunday,” said Yadav “We recovered several documents linked to national security from Kafaitullah. We have arrested them under the Official Secrets Act.” BSF IG (headquarters) Aditya Mishra said they received information from Delhi Police three days ago about one of their men being a suspect in the case.