Pathankot, Feb 2: The Punjab is investigating a man detained in Pathankot after sensitive information had been found on him.
Irshad Ahmed was detained following an Intelligence Bureau tip off. Prima facie there is nothing to suggest that he may have been involved in the Pathankot terrorist strike, sources say.
He was working undercover as a labour in Pathankot and the police upon arresting him had found sensitive information on him.
The sensitive material comprised photographs of important locations. We suspect that he may be a spy with the ISI, sources informed.
Irshad is said to have been handled by Sajjad who was arrested recently in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with an arms case. It was during the questioning of Sajjad that the name of Irshad had cropped up. Irshad was working undercover as a labour and had shot pictures of sensitive locations and passed it on to Sajjad, investigations have shown.
There has been a high alert in Pathankot ever since the attack on the air force station. The local police is currently questioning Irshad Ahmed.
It has been found during his questioning that he had been sending photographs of sensitive locations at Pathankot at the behest of one Sajjad who was arrested recently at Jammu and Kashmir. The police suspect that Irshad was being handled by Sajjad.