The arrested men — Gurdial Singh, Jagroop Singh and Satwinder Singh — were allegedly trained and tasked to carry out terror attacks and target various “anti-panthic and anti-Sikh forces/individuals” by Lahore-based ISYF chief Lakhbir Rode.
Punjab police claimed that the three accused—Gurdial Singh, Jagroop Singh and Satwinder Singh—were directly linked with the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), an ISI-backed outfit.
Meanwhile, a CIA spokesman said there is no evidence that Pakistani authorities poisoned a US official serving in the country.
The US has maintained that the attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan was the handiwork of al Qaeda and not the Haqqani network.
Referring to the visit of a team from Pakistan to investigate the Pathankot attack, Kejriwal asked Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, “ISI and Nawaz Sharif se dosti kar sakte ho… hum mein aisi kya kami hai?”
According to sources, during preliminary questioning, Irshad disclosed sending photographs to Sajjad on his cellphone. He claimed that Sajjad allegedly sent them to his handlers in Pakistan.
While in Pakistan, Headley was given $25,000 from the ISI’s Major Iqbal and further payments of Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,500 in April and June 2008.
Hafez Saeed Khan, the chief of the ISIS-Khorasan which is the branch of dreaded Middle Eastern group in Afghanistan and Pakistan, said this in an interview to latest issue of Dabiq – the English-language magazine published by the Islamic State.
Intelligence agencies have also warned about growing number of serving or retired soldiers being arrested on charges of spying for ISI.
This is the fifth arrest in connection with the espionage racket allegedly headed by suspected ISI operative Kafaitullah Khan.
44-year-old Khan was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal after expiry of his police remand and the crime branch of Delhi Police sought his further custodial interrogation.
Mohammad Eizaz obtained Aadhaar card from Bareilly, voter ID and other documents from West Bengal
It didn’t create the Taliban. The elected government of Pakistan did
Naveed reportedly said during interrogation that occasionally, “men who looked like they were from the army” visited the camps and gave instructions.
Known as the “father of the Taliban” – a moniker many in Pakistan lay claim to – Gul was the protégé of former Pakistani dictator, General Zia ul-Haq.