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Recruiter for Pak spy racket arrested after being detained in Jodhpur

india Updated: Oct 28, 2016 13:53 IST
Pakistani spy ring

Jodhpur-based Shoaib was detained by Rajasthan police for his involvement in the espionage ring.(PTI Photo)

Police has arrested a Jodhpur-based passport and visa agent allegedly involved in the espionage ring run by a Pakistani High Commission official.

After a tip-off, police had on Wednesday nabbed Pakistan High Commission official Mehmood Akhtar along with two Indians identified as Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir at the Delhi Zoo while the visa agent Shoaib had escaped.

Shoaib was detained near Jodhpur last evening and after being brought here, he was arrested, a senior police officer said on Friday.

While Akhtar was on Thursday declared persona non grata, Subhash and Maulana has been arrested on charges of sharing of sensitive information, defence documents and deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border. They were sent to a 12-day police custody.

It was found that Shoaib was responsible for recruiting Subhash and Maulana in the module.

Shoaib had come in contact with Maulana around one-and- a-half years back and lured him into collecting vital information about the installations of army and paramilitary forces in Gujarat and Rajasthan, the officer said.

“We had sent a request to Jodhpur Police about detaining Shoaib,” said the officer.

Shoaib’s questioning is likely to reveal information about other spies in the racket.