Police are hopeful that the interrogation of the alleged mole of the Pakistan spy agency ISI would reveal details of his Indian contacts.
Poonch resident Irshad was arrested in Pathankot on Monday. He was on Wednesday produced in the court of judicial magistrate Jarnail Singh, who sent him to a seven-day police remand.
Cops are closely examining the messages that were sent by the ‘mole’ to his alleged contacts. Senior police officials have ruled out the possibility of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) taking over the case.
Irshad had managed to enter the high-security Mamun Cantonment by securing a labourer’s job through a local contractor.
He was held while he was making calls to Pakistan. Delhi-based security agencies had alerted the army over cross-border calls made being from the area.
Many pictures of vital installations in the cantonment area were found in his mobile phone. It is learnt that his two accomplices Sajjad and Mohmad Akram have been arrested by Jammu & Kashmir Police.
The alleged mole had also clicked some pictures of the Pathankot railway station.
Irshad claimed that he came to Pathankot around 10 days ago. An Indian air force base in the area had come under terror attack last month.
Pathankot senior superintendent of police (SSP) RK Bakshi said police would try to dig out more information from Irshad on his contacts. When asked if the NIA was going to take over the case, Bakshi said there was no such move.