Security agency owner arrested for 'accessing' police, army movement in Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: May 09, 2015 16:02 IST

A private security agency owner has been arrested for using wireless sets that were tuned to restricted frequencies, which are meant for police and army, said police on Saturday.

The accused, Waqar Khan, who lives in Budhwara, had nine wireless sets though he had licence for just six, said sources.

The three illegal (unlicensed sets) have been seized, said police sources.

Sources said that the complaint was that sets were turned to restrictive frequencies.

This has led to suspicion that sensitive information about police and security agencies' movement might have been accessed by him.

The police are interrogating him about the possibility of espionage, as tracking movement of VIPs and police-army officials is detrimental to security.

Khan, who owns Defence Securities Services, a private agency, has been providing security to Bollywood stars during their visits to the State capital and during celebrity events too.

Acting on a tip-off that the sets were used, in violation to the law, the police arrested Khan on late Friday night.

Senior officials are also quizzed him in view of the sensitivity regarding the issue.

Cops are more cautious as arrest has been made ahead of Amit Shah's visit

The arrest has been made just a day ahead of BJP national president Amit Shah's scheduled visit to Bhopal (on May 10).

Hence, the police are treading with more caution.

As people have been caught in the State in the past spying for neighbouring countries, the police are quizzing him at length.

Khan has been booked under the Telegraph Act. He was produced in the court today and remanded to the police custody.

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