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Saturday, Dec 07, 2019

ISI agent arrested in Patiala

The Jagroan police arrests an ISI agent hailing from Lahore who was staying in Patiala under a fake identity, reports Gurpreet Singh Nibber.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2008 22:24 IST
Gurpreet Singh Nibber
Gurpreet Singh Nibber
Hindustan Times

The Jagroan police, on Saturday, arrested a Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent who was staying in Patiala under a fake identity. Shahid Iqbal, who hails from Lahore, was trying for a maintenance contract of computers used by the Army at Patiala cantonment.

Initial questioning of the agent revealed that after getting maintenance contract he would have got access to confidential army information.

According to the sources the ISI agent revealed that he was staying in Patiala with fake name, Dev Raj Sehgal, and had made friends in Patiala and other cities of Punjab. A computer expert and a master degree holder in computers from Lahore University, Shahid was running a computer center cum cyber café in Surya Complex market area in Patiala by the name of Punjab Online.

Before coming to Patiala, he lived in Saharanpur from where he made his identity proof. “He possesses all important documents such as voter card, pan card, credit cards and have accounts in nationalised banks. He was now trying to get sales tax number,” said an official.