ISI links with Indian citizen confirmed in Tripura

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Agartala, Jun 25: The Central Investigation Team has confirmed the links of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and other international terrorist networks with an Indian miscreant, who was arrested on June 13 near Agartala Airport along the Tripura-Bangladesh border.

Police said here today that the central team arrived here on June 23 following the report of Sayed Ali alias Sagam Ali's association with ISI by state intelligence officials and he had been sent to seven days police remand on Sunday.

He disclosed in police remand that he had been working secretly for 9-10 years in different bordering states of India.

Ali had managed to gather secret information about many Indian Army camps in different places of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and the North East, intelligence officials indicated.

The BSF troops detained Ali at the Bhagalpur border while he was trying to enter the Indian territory illegally on June 13 pretending to be a beggar.

The BSF seized four SIM cards, including one of Gramin Phone of Bangladesh, phone numbers of ISI officers in Pakistan, 65 phone numbers of different persons living in Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Dubai and many other Gulf countries and a fax message from an ISI officer, from his possession, police here said.

On the following day, he was handed over to Airport police station by the BSF and police unearthed his deep-rooted involvement in international insurgency.

Police said Ali also had a passport but it was named after one of his neighbours in his village in Assam.

Meanwhile, Intelligence Bureau sleuths yesterday interrogated an Indian national, allegedly working as an agent of the ISI and a member of the suicide squad of an Islamic fundamentalist group.

Police said he had also admitted that he was drawing a salary of Rs 8,000 per month from the ISI.


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