Chandigarh, July 11: The Punjab police arrested a 24-year-old Pakistani spy from Chandigarh's sector 44 for sending vital information from India to Pakistan.
The police said the arrested Pakistani spy named Kashif Ali, a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan's Punjab province, was staying for the last two-and-a-half years in Chandigarh, under the name of Pawan Kumar.
"Working on a secret tip-off, police arrested Ali from sector 44 here. Initially, he insisted he was Pawan Kumar, a resident of New Delhi, but after a strenuous interrogation, he confessed his real identity. He admitted that he had also taken weaponry training from Pakistan," said Inspector General of Police Pradeep Srivastava.
"Ali was collecting vital information regarding (Army's) Western Command headquarters at Chandimandir (in the neighbouring Panchkula town) and air force station here and was passing it to Pakistan," he added.
Srivastava further said the copies of restricted documents of the Indian Army were also recovered from him.