Jaipur, Aug 20: Nandlal Maharaj, the Hindu spy from Pakistan, had visited India four times between 2010 and 2016. Nandlal Maharaj was arrested in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in a joint operation carried out by the Intelligence Bureau and police officials.
To cover up his operations, he would sell silk at a low price in India. He would visit India under the pretext of selling silk and this acted as a cover for him. On Friday, upon his arrest he had confessed to smuggling 35 kilograms of RDX into India.
The ongoing investigations have revealed that Maharaj had visited several places in Rajasthan. A pen drive seized from him had photographs and information about defence installations. He had shared the details with his handler in the ISI, investigations have also revealed.
Maharaj hailing from Sangad in Pakistan was working at a garment showroom. He earned Rs 3,000 per month and was lured into spying by the ISI.
He says that he was lured by money, but has not specified how much the ISI paid him. He told the police that money was given to him in instalments by his ISI handler.
The police learnt that Maharaj had visited India four times. His visited India in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016. During each visit he would gather information on defence installations and pass it on to the ISI.
Sources also say that Maharaj was not alone in this operation. There were at least 8 others who were helping him out, but it is not clear whether they were Pakistani nationals or locals. The 8 men fled from the scene at the time Maharaj was arrested.