A Pakistan High Commission official has been detained for his alleged involvement in an espionage ring involving sharing of sensitive defence documents and deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border with Pakistani spy agency ISI.
The staffer Mehmood Akhtar, who worked in visa section of the High Commission, was procuring critical details from two other accomplices who have been arrested here. Akhtar was released after prolonged questioning by the police as he enjoys diplomatic immunity.
“The accused were involved in espionage activities for over a year-and-a-half. We were watching their activities for past six months. On a specific input, they were held yesterday. Akhtar is a kingpin of the spy ring,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) R S Yadav told a press conference.
He said Akhtar had forged Aadhaar card and used to obtain information from his accomplices paying hefty amount to them. The two arrested are residents of Rajasthan and identified as Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir. Another Jodhpur-based person identified as Shoaib will also be arrested soon for his involvement in the espionage ring, Yadav said.