'Pak spy' held from Jaisalmer border

'Pak spy' held from Jaisalmer border

Micro SD cards, Pakistani currency, 2 phones seized

'Pak spy' held from Jaisalmer border

The police arrested a 26-year-old man, suspected to be a Pakistani spy, from the Jaisalmer border of Rajasthan.

Micro SD cards containing classified information, some Pakistani currency and two mobile phones have been recovered from the man, officials said on Friday. The police have identified him as Nand Lal Meghwal, a resident of Sangad district in Pakistan, who had come to India earlier this month on a visa.

According to Additional Director General of Police (intelligence) Utkal Ranjan Sahoo, Nand Lal was arrested from a hotel in Jaisalmer on Thursday.

Sahoo said, “The SD cards had classified information related to defence institutions. Nand Lal was produced in a court on Friday and brought to Jaipur for further interrogation by security agencies.

Primary investigation reveals that the accused remained in constant touch from Pakistan with anti-social elements and smugglers living in border areas of Rajasthan and also smuggled various articles. He has been arrested under Sections 3 and 3 (9) of the Official Secrets Act 1923.

According to the initial investigation, the police said, Nand Lal used WhastApp, Facebook and Skype for communicating with his sources in the border areas. “In lieu of smuggling items on cheap rates, he used to collect information about defence, intelligence agencies, and their activities and would pass it on to his handlers of ISI,” the ADG added.

State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria told media that the accused is an ISI agent and had come to India several times. Police said that he had visa for Jodhpur only, but he came to Jaislamer, in violation of the visa norms.

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