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UP Police arrest ISI operative in Lucknow

State Police chief Bua Singh says the ISI operative, a Pakistani national, ran a placement agency in the city.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2006 18:13 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

A suspected ISI agent was nabbed by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police from the cantonment area in Lucknow on Wednesday, a top police official said.

A Pakistani national, the ISI operative ran a placement agency in the city, state police chief Bua Singh told newspersons.

Taseen Azim alias Lareb Khan, a resident of Karachi (Pakistan), was arrested on Wednesday morning on inputs of central intelligence agencies, Singh said adding maps of cantonment areas of Jhansi and Lucknow were recovered from his possession.

During interrogation, Taseen confessed that he was a resident of Pakistan and was sent to India by ISI for facilitating entry of his men in the army.

Singh said Taseen was running a precise placement agency in the state capital and had even arranged jobs for some youths.

He got entry into India through Bangladesh from where he went to Kolkata and Mumbai before reaching Lucknow for getting his passport and other documents prepared.

Driving licences issued in Allahabad and Lucknow in his name were also recovered from his possession, Singh said adding Taseen used to send information to ISI through Internet.

"We have downloaded 80 pages of information sent by him from the Internet and inquiry was on to find out his links in the state," the SSP added.

In Lucknow, Taseen was residing in a guesthouse in Burlington area and was in contact with his associates in Pakistan, Singh said.

In past four months, 40 ISI agents had been arrested from various parts of the state, the senior police officer said adding interrogation of Taseen would give vital links about the operations of ISI in the state.

First Published: Sep 13, 2006 17:17 IST