New Delhi, Dec 2: The probe into the ISI's spy ring in India is set to get wider with investigators identifying an army personnel, a retired havaldar and a school teacher alleged to be involved in this racket.
While the army official is suspected to have operated out of West Bengal, the retired havaldar and school teacher are said to be in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir. A team of the Delhi police is making attempts to nab all these persons.
It has been alleged that the army official from West Bengal had struck a deal with the recently arrested spy, Kaifatullah Khan and agreed to provide documents in exchange for Rs 2 lakh.
Further investigators have also learnt that Abdu Rasheed the BSF head constable nabbed in connection with this racket was being handled by a retired havaldar and a school teacher from Rajouri.
The spy ring:
For investigators this probe would be a huge one. The ISI led spy ring in India is a well inter-connected one and has a bearing on several states in India. It has been revealed that the army official in West Bengal who goes by the name Sarzan alias Farid was in touch with Khan.
The documents agreed to be shared were related to security and deployment of troops. Investigators have however learnt that while there was a deal between the two, no documents had been shared. Farid had asked for the money, but Khan insisted on documents first. By the time they sorted the issue out, Khan was arrested.
The police would now try and ascertain from Farid whether he had provided sensitive information to any other agent of the ISI. However the police are yet to arrest him and are hopeful of undertaking the same soon.
The Delhi police will try and arrest the retired havaldar and the school teacher from Rajouri. A team of the Delhi police is already in Rajouri with the intention of arresting the duo. The police say that these two persons were the handlers for Rasheed and the same had cropped up during investigation. We need to dig deeper into this case and hence these arrrests are important, the Delhi police says.