ISI spy ring boss had worked with NATO in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Feb 3: The probe being conducted into the ISI's spying ring in India has revealed that one of the accused had worked with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Afghanistan. Gulshan Kumar who was arrested for being part of the spying ring was also running an illegal telephone exchange in Uttar Pradesh through which he would spoof calls and gather information from Army officials.
During the course of investigations, it was revealed that Kumar had worked with the NATO in Afghanistan with the US Army. He said that he applied for the post through an online interview and was selected to work as one of the technical support.
A probe official told OneIndia that he could have gathered skills on spying during his stint in Afghanistan. He was tapped by ISI agents while he was in Afghanistan and sent to India to start a spying ring. When his house was raided they found that he was running an illegal telephone exchange. It resembled a call centre, a Delhi police officer part of the raid informed.
The case came to light after the Military Intelligence found that some officers had received suspicious calls. The accused persons would call from numbers that were identical to an Army officer's superiors and gather information about troop movement and deployment.