Press Esc to close
Monday 08 February 2016
News updated at 2:09 AM IST
Weather
Max: 32°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Mumbai court jails ISI agent for seven years

Mumbai, July 15, 2013 (IANS):
Convicted spy Javed Mozawala's wife & mother reacting to his conviction outside a court in Mumbai on Monday. PTI Photo

A court here Monday convicted a spy to seven years jail for allegedly supplying military and strategic secrets to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Javed Abdul Ghafoor Mozawala was found guilty of supplying sensitive information pertaining to the Western Naval Command in Mumbai, Indian Navy facilities in Mumbai and Lonavala, the Koyna Dam in Satara and the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, among other things.

Additional Sessions Judge Vrushali Joshi found Mozawala (28) guilty under sections of the Official Secrets Act, but did not find him guilty of to criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code, said Mozawala’s lawyer Shahid Ansari, providing free legal aid through NGO Jamiat Ulama-e-Maharashtra.

“The accused was actually working as a visa agent, but the investigators have declared him as an ISI agent. He used to arrange for visas for Indians through the Pakistan high commission. Even many of his family members are settled in that country. We shall appeal against the judgement,” Ansari said.

The prosecution said that Mozawala had carried out a recce of important and sensitive locations in and around Mumbai and gathered full information which could be targeted by militants.

It filed a 550-page-long charge sheet against Mozawala in March 2011, after which the trial was conducted on a daily basis.

During the trial, the court examined officials of the external affairs ministry, Mumbai Police and other witnesses, said Ansari.

As the verdict was pronounced, Mozawala who standing in the witness box broke down and collapsed even as his ailing mother, wife and children cried.

Later, they claimed before media persons that Mozawala was innocent as the evidence presented by police was available on the internet and alleged he was framed by the authorities.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A leopard attacks a man in a school premises in Bengaluru on Sunday...

A leopard attacks a man in a school premises in Bengaluru on Sunday...

Sand sculpture of turtles at Marina Beach as part of a 'Save a Turtle campaign'...

Sand sculpture of turtles at Marina Beach as part of a 'Save a Turtle campaign'...

Awareness about road safety rules at the launch of 'Aster SafeRoads campaign in New Delhi...

Awareness about road safety rules at the launch of 'Aster SafeRoads campaign in New Delhi...

Tourists enjoy Shikara rides at Dal Lake as tourism in J&K comes back to life after 2014 floods...

Tourists enjoy Shikara rides at Dal Lake as tourism in J&K comes back to life after 2014 floods...

Gen DS Hooda pays tribute at Jagdunath memorial on the occasion of Nowshera Day celebration...

Gen DS Hooda pays tribute at Jagdunath memorial on the occasion of Nowshera Day celebration...

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh during final round of women 400M Medley event at the 12th South Asian Games...

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh during final round of women 400M Medley event at the 12th South Asian Games...

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh (M), Shraddha Sudhir (L) and Sri Lankan swimmer JUI Silva (R), with their medal

Swimmer Sayani Ghosh (M), Shraddha Sudhir (L) and Sri Lankan swimmer JUI Silva (R), with their medal

Indian Swimmers Sajan Prakash (M), Saurabh Sangvekar (R) and Bangladeshi swimmer Mahfizur Rahman...

Indian Swimmers Sajan Prakash (M), Saurabh Sangvekar (R) and Bangladeshi swimmer Mahfizur Rahman...

Indian and Nepal women Hockey Team players in action during the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati..

Indian and Nepal women Hockey Team players in action during the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati..

Cyclists on a 40 kms criterium race during 12th South Asian Games, in Guwahati on Sunday...

Cyclists on a 40 kms criterium race during 12th South Asian Games, in Guwahati on Sunday...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523