‘Arrested ISI agent was trying to establish network in Punjab’
Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) handler Sajjad, who was held on February 2 after the arrest of another spy Irshad, was making his network in Punjab under which he had succeeded in roping a Moga youth, the interrogation has revealed.punjab Updated: Feb 17, 2016 22:34 IST
Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) handler Sajjad, who was held on February 2 after the arrest of another spy Irshad, was making his network in Punjab under which he had succeeded in roping a Moga youth, the interrogation has revealed.
Sajjad, a resident of Surankot in Jammu and Kashmir, has also coughed up about the money he had received from his bosses sitting across the border in Pakistan in lieu of which he was sending pictures of the army establishments to them.
During interrogation, Sajjad has admitted that he had gone to Pakistan on a student visa in 2013 via Attari border where he met the ISI agents, who assigned him the duty of sending pictures of the security set up in India.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Pathankot RK Bakshi said, “Sajjad has claimed about his links with ISI agents, who appointed him for this job. Sajjad was called by one Julfikar in Gujjranwala, Pakistan, for study. But later he was told that he won’t get admission as his percentage was less. Later, a meeting for him was arranged with Pakistan local Majid, who was an ISI agent.”
Sajjad told that he was given Rs 15,000 cash on returning. After that he regularly kept on getting money through money transfers. He got nearly one lakh rupees from them for the job assigned to him since 2013.
“But, as Pakistan handlers were not getting desired good quality pictures, they had been asking him to be careful in sending the pictures,” the SSP said.
As he had started working in a call centre at Chandigarh, there he roped in Sandeep Singh of Moga and during this period they visited many towns of Punjab.
The SSP said, “We will produce him in the court on Thursday and would seek more remand for interrogating him.”
Sajjad was picked from Surankot after Irshad from the same village had named him as an ISI handler. Irshad was held from Mamoon Cantonment area when he was making a call to Pakistan on January 31.
First Published: Feb 17, 2016 22:32 IST