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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Another suspected Pak spy detained in Agartala

Syed Sajjad Ali, Hindustan Times  Agartala, September 05, 2010
First Published: 11:41 IST(5/9/2010) | Last Updated: 11:43 IST(5/9/2010)

Security circle in Tripura has once again fazed following arrest of another suspected Pakistani spy in Agartala city. The detainee, who gave his name as Naim Ahmed Mamun, has been placed in police remand for 10 days.

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The BSF jawans picked up 22-23 years old youth near the Akhaura border in Agartala, the route Bangladeshi Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Dipu Mani will take during her visit to the state on September 14. But the youth claimed he is a Bangladeshi and was staying in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir where he was doing odd job to earn bread.

“He claimed he was near the border in his bid to cross over to his country prior to his arrest. Two Indian identity cards and an insurance policy certificate was recovered from his possession”, an officer in the special branch (SB) of police informed requesting his name be withheld.

The officer said suspicion rose when it was found that he was not fluent in Bangla despite claiming that he is a Bengali from Kolalipara village in Gopalganj district in Bangladesh. Moreover the investigators were unwilling to believe that a Bangladeshi was staying in India’s most sensitive and volatile state for years without detection.

A fresh alarm has been sounded as Mamun’s arrest came in the wake of arrest of a Pakistani national and an ISI operative Munir Khan with four of his Indian collaborators from Sonamura in West Tripura district a month ago. Khan and his aides are now housed in the Central Prison in Agartala.

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