Rajasthan: Suspected Pakistani spy arrested in Jaisalmer

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 August 2016, 01:39 PM

A suspected Pakistani spy was apprehended by intelligence sleuths in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan.

“The accused who identified himself as Nandu Maharaj is a Pakistani national and entered the country on visa,” U R Sahoo, ADG Intelligence told PTI on Friday.

“He was found in suspicious circumstances in Jaisalmer on Thursday and was interrogated. He is now being taken to Jaipur. He will be placed under arrest later,” he said.

“We are probing his local connections in the border areas and those who helped him reach there,” he said.

Jaisalmer borders Pakistan and is 560 km from state capital Jaipur.

Revealing further details about the arrest, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria to News Nation, “Nandu Maharaj used to come to India on visa to collect information by bribing money to the locals. His activities in India used to be suspicious.”

“Police was trying to apprehend Nandu from quite some time, finally they were successful to arrest him on August 17,” said Kataria.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Friday, August 19, 2016 01:21 PM

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