Punjab police arrest suspected ISI spy near Indo-Pak border

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Amritsar Aug. 20 (ANI): Punjab police claimed to have busted an Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) sponsored espionage ring with the arrest a man on Thursday.

The Punjab police's State Special Operation Cell arrested Sabir Bakshi, son of Noor Mohammad Muslim, a resident of Mohalla Channe Street, Islami Gate Maler Kotla, District Sangrur of the State.

Accrdiing to P. K. Rai, Special Superintendent of Police (SSP), State Special Operation Cell, a specially constituted police party nabbed Sabir Bakshi near the International Check Post, Attari from where he was to leave for Pakistan by Samjauta Express.

Police also claimed to have recovered sensitive military documents from his possession.

A First Information Report No. 31, under Section 3/4/5/9 of the Official Secret Act, 120-B IPC, was registered in this connection at Police Station, State Special Operation Cell, Punjab, Amritsar.

Rai said that the preliminary enquiry from the arrested person revealed a well-organized and directly controlled ISI network involved in the espionage ring.

Sabir Bakhshi, was previously in embroidery business and was a supplier of badges to different Army units, which gave him excess to the units' officers.

The information was desired by his operators in Pakistan namely Nasir and Iqbal Chowdhry.

Sabir was in regular touch with Pakistan Intelligence Officers (PIOs) through mobile phones and he was provided with the funds routed through Hawala transactions.

Police are conducting further enquiry into the case.

On Tuesday (Aug.18), the Border Security Force recovered a huge haul of heroin at the Bohar Wadala border outpost in Gurdaspur District. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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