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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

ISI ring with links in Nepal busted in north Bengal

Amitava Banerjee, Hindustan Times  Darjeeling, May 20, 2013
First Published: 02:05 IST(20/5/2013) | Last Updated: 02:15 IST(20/5/2013)

The police in Darjeeling on Sunday busted an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) ring that had been operating in northern West Bengal and was passing on information on troop movements and army and airforce installations to their co-conspirators in Nepal.

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Four persons have been arrested and three others detained in connection with this case.

“We were informed of an ISI (Pakistan’s leading intelligence agency) spy being apprehended in Rajasthan. During interrogation he had revealed the name of another operative residing in the Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district. Working on this lead we managed to arrest the person from his residence on Sunday afternoon,” said Kunal Agarwal, SP, Darjeeling.

Magan Bahadur Singh, 54, was an army driver and had been dismissed from service in 2008 after having being chargesheeted in a murder case and a car theft incident.

“On interrogation he admitted he had links with Nepal’s ISI agents along with a source network here. Based on his statements we arrested three of his associates,” Agarwal said.

Singh has an international passport, which is valid till 2016.


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