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Cops looking for lost laptop of ‘Pak spy’

delhi Updated: Nov 18, 2009 00:45 IST
Vijaita Singh
Vijaita Singh
Hindustan Times
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The Special Cell of Delhi Police is looking for the missing laptop of Sayeed Amir Ali (38), the suspected Pakistani spy who was arrested last week, police said.

Police suspect the laptop contains vital details about Ali's spy operations in the country and the accused has reportedly hidden it somewhere.

Ali, a Pakistani, was living in Naveen Shahadra in northeast Delhi as a mobile phone repairer for the last three years.

He was arrested on November 12 from IGI Airport on a tip off from the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Police seized an Indian Passport and defence related documents from his possession.

“We are trying to trace the laptop. It is an important piece of evidence,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity, as he was not authorized to talk to the media.

Police said Ali used cyber cafes near his home and his laptop to send information to his counterparts in Pakistan.

Police also plan to seek the help of the Ministry of Defence to identify the source of secret documents of Defence establishments seized from Ali.

“The relevance of these documents and their source have to be found,” said the officer.

Ali reportedly came to India via Nepal on a bus in 2005 and, after staying in Lucknow for a year, he moved to Delhi where he stayed for two years.

External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said: “What follows from that (arrest) depends upon various processes that are due to take place.”

Touts arrested

On Monday night, the Special Cell arrested two persons who allegedly helped Ali procure the passport from Lucknow on forged documents.

The two accused, Mohammad Arshad and Chand Mohammad, met Ali in 2005 in Lucknow and helped him get a fake driving license on which the passport was made.

They were produced in a city court and were remanded to six days police custody.

They, along with Ali, would be taken to Uttar Pradesh to track others involved.The Special Cell of Delhi Police is looking for the missing laptop of Sayeed Amir Ali (38), the suspected Pakistani spy who was arrested last week, police said.

Police suspect the laptop contains vital details about Ali's spy operations in the country and the accused has reportedly hidden it somewhere.

Ali, a Pakistani, was living in Naveen Shahadra in northeast Delhi as a mobile phone repairer for the last three years.

He was arrested on November 12 from IGI Airport on a tip off from the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Police seized an Indian Passport and defence related documents from his possession.

“We are trying to trace the laptop. It is an important piece of evidence,” said a senior police officer on condition of anonymity, as he was not authorized to talk to the media.

Police said Ali used cyber cafes near his home and his laptop to send information to his counterparts in Pakistan.

Police also plan to seek the help of the Ministry of Defence to identify the source of secret documents of Defence establishments seized from Ali.

“The relevance of these documents and their source have to be found,” said the officer.

Ali reportedly came to India via Nepal on a bus in 2005 and, after staying in Lucknow for a year, he moved to Delhi where he stayed for two years.

External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said: “What follows from that (arrest) depends upon various processes that are due to take place.”

Touts arrested

On Monday night, the Special Cell arrested two persons who allegedly helped Ali procure the passport from Lucknow on forged documents.

The two accused, Mohammad Arshad and Chand Mohammad, met Ali in 2005 in Lucknow and helped him get a fake driving license on which the passport was made.

They were produced in a city court and were remanded to six days police custody.

They, along with Ali, would be taken to Uttar Pradesh to track others involved.