50 ISI moles arrested in India since 2013
New Delhi, Dec 31: The series of arrests that have been conducted particularly that of former armed forces personnel has sent shock waves.
A statistic that the home ministry has also suggests that since 2013 there have been 50 arrests of ISI moles in India. While a clean up act is on, it would be interesting to note that most of them were not even aware that they were betraying the nation.
The note to the Home Ministry states that some fake welfare organisations had been set up and most of these former army personnel had joined it as they were assured placements. These personnel were made to believe that they were interacting with real officials of the army and in the bargain ended up spilling out secrets.
While a few former officials were lured into sharing secrets through such organisations others were honey trapped. There are also cases where some former personnel sold out for the money, investigations by the Delhi police have shown.
Since 2013 there have been at least 50 known cases of spies or moles operating in India. According to the statistics of the Home Ministry, there were 35 cases in 2013-14 and 15 this year. There may be more moles, Home Ministry officials tell OneIndia.
The Delhi police on the other which is leading this probe states that they have information about several more such moles and in the days to come there will be more arrests. The police also say that following this investigation many moles may have also gone underground.