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A Spy Working For Pakistan Arrested In Rajasthan’s Barmer

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • He has been taken to Jaipur for further questioning
  • Second reported case related to espionage this month
  • A HAL staffer arrested on charges of spying for Pakistan’s ISI earlier this month

A spy working for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been arrested in Barmer. According to Rajasthan Police ADG (Intelligence), he has been taken to Jaipur for further questioning.

This the second reported case related to espionage where the accused was caught for passing on secrets to Pakistan’s ISI.

Earlier this month, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (Nashik unit) arrested an employee of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on alleged charges of spying for a foreign country’s intelligence agency.

This is the second arrest of ISI agent in India in Oct

The HAL employee identified as Deepak Shirsat has been accused of supplying confidential and sensitive information about Indian fighter aircraft and the manufacturing facilities in Nashik.

Shirsat (41) was working as a quality control inspector with the critical aircraft manufacturing division in Nashik and popped up on the radar of multiple agencies including the Nashik Police, the state ATS, and the Military Intelligence due to his suspicious activities, including meeting a foreign national.

After interrogation, the suspect revealed he was in regular contact with some agents of Pakistan’s ISI and had shared sensitive details about the HAL manufacturing unit at Ozar, the Indian Air Force airbase in Nashik, and the other prohibited areas within the unit, reported IANS. 

HAL employee caught on charges of spying 

The accused was allegedly passing on documents, photographs, and maps with longitude-latitude markings of the defence-related facilities through WhatsApp.

In September, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested the key accused in the navy espionage case.

The man identified as Giteli Imran was a native of Gujarat’s Godhra and was an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent. Carrying out his activities under the guise of a cross-border cloth trader, he used to deposit money in the bank accounts of the Indian Navy personnel at regular intervals in lieu of classified data provided by them.

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