After Jadhav, Pakistan claims arrest of another ‘Indian agent’

  • IANS, Islamabad
  • Updated: May 08, 2016 01:14 IST

The authorities in the Pakistani port city of Karachi said on Saturday that they have arrested an Indian “agent” who was living illegally and was involved in anti-state activities.

“Security officials and the police raided a house at Jamshed Quarters area and arrested the Indian intelligence agent, Arshad Hussain,” an official told the media.

He said Hussain arrived in Pakistan in 2011 and travelled abroad six times. Authorities have recovered three mobile phones and 10 sim cards, laptop, sensitive documents and an internet device.”

The accused has revealed the names of six people who were in contact with him, sources close to the investigators said. The security officials and the police conducted raids in some areas to arrest Hussain’s accomplices.

Officials said it was the arrest of second Indian agent in Pakistan in less than two months.

Pakistan had arrested former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav in March, who it claims is an Indian spy working for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

The external affairs ministry spokesperson acknowledged that Jadhav was a former Indian Navy personnel but dismissed allegations of espionage, saying India believes a stable Pakistan is in the interest of the region.

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