Pakistani spy, suspected ISI agent Nawab Khan apprehended in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

pakistani ISI agent apprehended in Jaisalmer
Pakistani spy, suspected ISI agent Nawab Khan apprehended in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

A man was detained on suspicion of spying for Pakistan near the Indo-Pak border on Sunday. Later, the 36-year-old Nawab Khan, a resident of Sam area near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district was arrested on Tuesday on spying for Pakistan.

Nawab Khan, a resident of Sam area near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district, was detained on Sunday, an official said. Khan was involved in espionage activities and was working as a jeep driver, Additional Director General of Intelligence Umesh Mishra said.

Khan used to share information to his handlers based in Pakistan through WhatsApp in code language in lieu of money, Mishra said. Khan visited Pakistan last year where he came in touch with an agent of that country’s intelligence agency ISI. The ISI agent trained him and gave him tasks of collecting and sharing information related to Army movement, the officer said.

He was arrested after being interrogated by a joint team of security agencies. Khan used to share information to his handlers based in Pakistan through WhatsApp in code language in lieu of money, PTI quoted Mishra saying.

Indian security forces are on high-alert ever since the attack on CRPF jawans in Pulwama took place in which 40 personnel lost their lives. Pakistan-based proscribed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the attack. Following this, the Indian Air Force (IAF) targeted Jaish terror camp across the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakot.

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