'Pakistan arrests Indian spy for Lahore blast'

IANS | By, Lahore
Dec 25, 2008 04:33 PM IST

As per the Geo TV report, Pakistan intelligence agencies have arrested an Indian national in connection with Lahore bomb blast that took place on Wednesday morning. Listen to Podcast

Intelligence agencies late on Wednesday arrested "an Indian secret agent and two others who were allegedly involved" in a bomb blast in Lahore on Wednesday morning, a media report said.

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The man, who was arrested late on Wednesday, "was identified as Satish Anand Shukla, a resident of Indian city Kolkata," Geo TV reported quoting the police. "While confessing his hand in the blast, he also disclosed about his other three associates hiding somewhere in Pakistan."

"The police have recovered three fake national identity cards, three letters and other explosive material and devices from his possession," according to the report.

The three were arrested by tracing and tapping Sharma's telephone calls, the report said.

"Police sources said that the Indian held terrorist (sic) was a former employee of Indian High Commission in London and was currently living in Pakistan in disguise of Muneer," according to the report.

One woman was killed and three others injured in the two explosions on Wednesday morning. The blasts occurred near an official vehicle parked in the GOR area of Lahore.

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