Arrest of suspected ISI spies: MP ATS team leaves for Delhi

  • HT Correspondent, Bhopal
  • Updated: Nov 30, 2015 21:53 IST

A team of Madhya Pradesh Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) on Monday left for Delhi to collect information about the two suspected Pakistan ISI agents who were arrested by Delhi Crime Branch on November 26 and November 28 respectively, sources said.

One of the alleged spies identified as Kafaitullah Khan, 44, a resident of district Rajouri in Jammu & Kashmir, told Delhi crime branch that he was on his way to Bhopal to participate in ‘Ijtima’ held from November 28 to 30.

“He was asked by Pakistan based intelligence agency to collect details of the persons attending Ijtima and also to attract or recruit the persons for the agency across the India and also outside the country,” said an intelligence officer of Madhya Pradesh on the condition of anonymity.

The devout from across the globe participate in three-day Ijtima that is organized every year in Bhopal.

Sources said that Khan was also in contact with few persons who were participating in Ijtima that concluded in Bhopal on Monday.

“He was to meet his contacts in Injtima and with the help of his contact persons he was supposed to interact with others. We are to verify whether Khan was in contact of any person from Madhya Pradesh,” said an ATS officer.

According to Delhi Crime branch sources, Khan was arrested on November 26. He disclosed the information through a head constable in BSF posted in the intelligence wing of Border Security Force (BSF) Rajouri.

The BSF head constable Abdul Raseed was also arrested. Khan revealed that he lured Raseed, who is also his relative, to provide sensitive information.

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