‘Pak spy’ ex-jawan says ISI looking to recruit retired Indian personnel

  • Prawesh Lama, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2016 09:05 IST
Kafaitullah Khan, an alleged Pakistani spy, said the Pakistan ISI are looking for retired Indian defence personnel to work for them. (File Photo)

Kafaitullah Khan, an alleged Pakistani spy, who was arrested in December last year on charges of spying, reportedly told the police that the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence are looking for retired Indian defence personnel to work for them.

Kafaitullah’s claim corroborates the statements made by LeT’s David Headley, who had reportedly said in 2011 that the ISI was looking to hire retired defence personnel to work as spies.

His interrogation was submitted to a city court last week, in a charge sheet police filed against him and other accused.

Hailing from Jammu & Kashmir, Kafaitullah was a former BSF personnel. He was working as a librarian when he was arrested along with his cousin, BSF constable Abdul Rasheed. The two, along with their associates, were allegedly passing classified Indian Army information to the ISI.

The police in their charge sheet attached details of the WhatsApp messages the two received from their alleged handlers. One such WhatsApp message shows how their Pak handler, Fasal-ur-Rehman, sought details of the BSF training villagers across the line of control.

The message that the police submitted to the court reads, “Check Karey ki Army wale LOC ke villages mein kitne logo ko training dey rahein hain. Villages ka naam pata hai toh batayein.(Check how many villagers of the LoC the army is training).”

To that, BSF head constable Rasheed had replied,” Bhaijaan, border area pe army wale kuch villagers ko training de

rahe hai(Brother, the army is training some villagers near the border area).”

The ISI handler also wanted to know the status of the laser light security system installed at the border.

The laser system is being installed by security forces to check infiltration at the borders where they cannot be round the clock surveillance.

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