Sunday, 21 December, 2008

Suspected Pakastani spy arrested from Lucknow

December 17
A suspected Pakistan Military Intelligence (PMI) agent was arrested by the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the state police, media claimed. “Abdul Jabbar alias Sikander was arrested late night from the Charbagh locality of the city and the police are interrogating him to extract more information,” Additional Director General of Police (ATS, Crime, Law and Order) Brijlal told reporters in Lucknow.

Jabbar is a native of Meethadhar Kharadhar in Karachi and a passport made on a fake identity which showed him to be belonging to Gujarat has been recovered, officials said.

“We have also recovered maps and prohibited documents of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy from his possession and Jabbar also confessed to passing on this information via mobile and Internet,” police claimed.

“During initial interrogation, Jabbar revealed that besides imparting training to him for nine months in Pakistan, the PMI also promised to take care of his family in Karachi while he would be in India,”. Jabbar was ferried to Kathmandu from where he was trespassed into India via the porous Indo-Nepal border.

December 18
Sleuths of the Military Intelligence wing and the Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) started grilling a suspected Pak agent. He was remanded in police custody for a week by a court. The police were unwilling to divulge details of the other “defence-related” documents recovered from him. Police reporters that “the man has not only confessed his Pakistani origin (a resident of Karachi) but also his links with the ISI”.
“Sikander was apparently trained under the Pakistan Military Intelligence and was here on a mission,” they said. He is believed to have arrived in Uttar Pradesh via Nepal well before the Mumbai attack. His arrest followed vital intelligence inputs about sneaking in by a couple of ISI agents through the highly porous India-Nepal border.

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