Ex-soldier in spy ring held, Delhi cops trace him in J&K

Delhi Police on Friday arrested an ex-serviceman from Jammu and Kashmir during the ongoing investigation into spying racket that passed secrets to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

“A retired solider from Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI) was arrested from Thanamandi, Rajouri by Delhi Police as his name has surfaced in the racket,” a senior police official said.

Delhi Police crime branch had arrested a Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Abdul Rashid and Kafait Ullah Khan alias Master Raja, a government official turned Pakistan spy on charges of leaking sensitive information to Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Sources told Deccan Herald that police have discovered a large trail of money from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Pakistan into the accounts of Khan and have sealed his all accounts.

“The bank statements have revealed that Khan was getting Rs 20,000 every month through transactions from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Khan was on payroll of ISI, which was depositing money into his accounts from different countries using its resources and contacts in Gulf,” they claimed, adding Khan might have been paying a part of this amount to Rashid, who was posted in the intelligence wing in Rajouri.

Police have recovered highly sensitive and prohibited photographs from the possession of Rashid, which he was reportedly planning to hand over to Khan for supplying them to Pakistan.

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Khan had been using Viber network, WhatsApp and some other modes of communication with Pakistan to supply them confidential information.

“This information was enough for the ISI as it could then push terrorists across the border from locations when BSF troops were not present,” sources said.

Khan had visited Pakistan in 2013 and during his stay, he came in contact with an ISI agent and agreed to provide secret information about defence forces in lieu of money, they said and added for this, he cultivated his sources in the Army and the BSF and started passing on the information to Pakistani operatives.
 

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