ISI agent arrested in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Oct 15 (UNI) An alleged ISI agent has been arrested by the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Mumbai police.

Addressing mediapersons, ATS chief K P Raghuvanshi said Mohammed Kamar Mohammed Safi Afghani (39) was arrested recently from Govandi in eastern suburbs for his alleged links with Pakistan's ISI.

Afghani masqueraded as a ''jari'' unit worker but was actively involved in trying to recruit people to serve the ISI's interests, Mr Raghuvanshi said.

The arrested person was in contact with a Pakistani officer named Tayab and had allegedly been provided five credit cards (Visa) to enable him to withdraw money to carry on his clandestine work.

Some vital documents, a CD and eight mobile SIM cards have been seized from his possession, Mr Raghuvanshi said and added that the CD contained some important information pertaining to the security and soveregnty of the country.

Afghani had withdrawn Rs two lakh using the card credits for the purpose of engaging people, Mr Raghuvanshi said adding that the arrested man had also received ISI training during his two visits to Pakistan in 2002 and this year.

Afghani was produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court which remanded him in police custody till October 26.

UNI

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