ISI agent arrested in Kolkata
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ISI agent arrested in Kolkata

Police arrested Mohammed Mohsin Hussain Sayeed from his Garden Reach home on Sunday.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2006 17:01 IST

A suspected ISI agent, allegedly involved in passing over information to Pakistan about the Indian Army's movements in the Northeast, has been arrested in Kolkata.

Acting on a tip off, the city police nabbed 37-year-old Mohammed Mohsin Hussain Sayeed from his Garden Reach home on Sunday.

Police sources claimed that Pakistan's intelligence wing ISI had entrusted Mohsin with the task of supplying information on the movement of the Indian Army in the Northeast.

Mohsin, a key accused in the murder of Deputy Commissioner (Port) of Kolkata police Vinod Mehta and a constable Mokhtar Ali in Metiabruz 21 years ago, revealed during interrogation that with help of ISI, he had in the past shuttled between India and Pakistan despite not possessing any travel document.

Mohsin had fled after the killing and had been eluding the police so long.

Mohsin had undertaken several visits to areas in the Northeast including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and regularly briefed the ISI through email on Army movements there.

He also allegedly received arms training from the ISI in Karachi and Hyderabad in Pakistan.

The sources also claimed that Mohsin was involved in a fictitious currency racket that had the patronage of ISI.

The brutal murder of Mehta, an upright officer in Garden Reach and Metiabruz areas, and Ali in 1984 had shaken the city.

Two criminals Lokman Singh and Naso alias Naushad were later sentenced to life terms for the killing.

First Published: Jan 16, 2006 15:56 IST