Bhopal ISI espionage case: MP ATS arrests hawala operator from Delhi

19 February 2017, 11:48 AM
Bhopal ISI espionage case: MP ATS arrests hawala operator from Delhi (Representational pic)
Bhopal ISI espionage case: MP ATS arrests hawala operator from Delhi (Representational pic)

The Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested a hawala operator named Jabbar from Delhi in connection with the Bhopal ISI espionage case. Jabbar worked closely with Balram, who was arrested earlier in the same case.

In a major breakthrough, the ATS on February 9 busted an international call racket that allegedly helped ISI agents to spy on India's military operations.

"Two men were arrested in Jammu in November '16 for collecting and using information of strategic interests for espionage. They were being funded by a person in Satna. Five persons from Gwalior, three from Bhopal, two from Jabalpur and one from Satna arrested," MP ATS chief Sanjeev Shami had said then.

Shami said the accused converted internet calls to cellular network and acted as medium for overseas handlers to contact people in India.

"The arrested men are accused of supplying information regarding army and Air Force in Madhya Pradesh. Complicity of some employees of telecom companies also surfaced," he said.

In January, the Uttar Pradesh ATS had arrested 11 people who were running a similar exchange.

(with inputs from agencies)

First Published: Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:43 AM
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