Suspected ISI agent detained from Jaisalmer, documents recovered

20 May , 2017 , 07:06 PM
Representational Image: Police have detained a suspected ISI agent from Jaisalmer district.
Representational Image: Police have detained a suspected ISI agent from Jaisalmer district.

The intelligence wing of the Rajasthan Police has detained a suspected agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) from Jaisalmer district. The police have also recovered some documents from his possession.

55-year-old Hazi Khan was detained on Friday from Kunjarali village in the bordering district and is being interrogated in Jodhpur, DIG, Security, H Raghvendra Suhasaa told PTI. Hazi Khan has visited Pakistan three times and is suspected to have connections with the ISI, he said. 

Some vital information and incriminating documents have been recovered from his possession which are being verified, he said. 

He is suspected to have passed on secret strategic information pertaining to the Indian Army and the Air Force to the ISI, an Intelligence source said. 

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"His name emerged following interrogation of two spies Haji Khan and Sadik Khan, who were arrested earlier this year under the Official Secret Act," said the source. 

The accused, a local farmer, was on the intelligence radar for some time. He is being interrogated to get details of his network and the information shared by him, the source said, adding that he was arrested earlier also, but was let off in absence of evidence against him. 

Haji is a frequent traveller to Pakistan to see his family members. "We are conducting raids at few more places today," Suhasaa said. "The man has not been arrested so far," the officer added. 

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First Published: Saturday, May 20, 2017 06:59 PM
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