Four suspected ISI agents were today arrested from the Agartala Airport for not carrying valid documents, officials said today.
The security at the airport was alerted following a tip-off that few suspected people had boarded a Spice Jet Airways flight from the Kolkata airport. "When the flight landed at Agartala last evening, sleuths of Special Branch (SB) carried out verification of passengers and found that four Bangladeshi nationals didn't have passports or valid documents," said B K Roy, DIG (Range).
After preliminary grilling, the four Bangladeshi nationals - Md Nurmin (30), Naruttin Amin Kazi (32) of Feni district, Kalam Shikh (28) of Noakhali, Farooq Sheikh (45) of Chandpur district were taken to Airport police station last night. During interrogation, they admitted that they had gone to Mumbai through the West Bengal border and were returning to Bangladesh through Agartala, said the DIG.
They were arrested for violating the Indian Passport Act and subsequently forwarded to the court seeking police remand for further interrogation. "It is not yet clear that why they had gone to Mumbai. Thorough interrogation is needed to check whether they have any link with the ISI or anti-national elements," he said. Earlier, an ISI operative Abdul Momin, trained by the Pakistanti intelligence agency, was arrested by police and BSF from Melagarh area in West Tripura district. Subsequently five more were also netted.