NIA arrests ISI agent from Gujarat’s Kutch

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, Aug 31

The anti-terror probe company NIA on Monday stated it had arrested an agent of Pakistan’s ISI in reference to its investigation within the Defense/ISI case of Uttar Pradesh.

Officials within the company stated, the NIA sleuths arrested accused Rajakbhai Kumbhar – a resident of Mundra city in Kutch, Gujarat, who labored as a supervisor on the native dockyard.

Kumbhar was allegedly working as an ISI agent, they added.

According to the NIA officers, the case got here to gentle after an FIR was lodged on the Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar Police station by the UP Anti-Terrorist Squad following the arrest of 1 Mohammad Rashid, a resident of Chandoli district.

The NIA took up the investigation within the case on April 6 and re-registered an FIR below varied sections of the IPC and the UAPA, the officers stated.

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“During investigation, it was revealed that accused Mohammad Rashid was in contact with Defense/ISI handlers of Pakistan and had visited Pakistan twice,” stated a senior NIA official.

“He had transmitted photographs of some sensitive and strategically important installations in India and also shared information about the movement of the Armed forces with ISI handlers in Pakistan,” stated the official.

“Further investigation in the case revealed that accused Rajakbhai Kumbhar worked as an ISI agent and transferred an amount of Rs 5,000 through Paytm in the account of one Rizwan, which was further handed over to the main accused Mohammad Rashid,” the official added.

“It also came to light that the amount was remitted to Mohammad Rashid by Rajakbhai Kumbhar on the directions of ISI handlers in lieu of the information supplied by Mohammad Rashid to ISI agents,” the official revealed.

A search was carried out on the home of accused Rajakbhai Kumbhar on August 28 and a number of other incriminating paperwork have been seized and later he was arrested by the company, stated the official.

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