Espionage case: Delhi Police arrests Armyman in alleged ISI-linked racket

This is the fifth arrest in connection with the espionage racket allegedly headed by suspected ISI operative Kafaitullah Khan.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2015 2:07 am
isi, isi agents, isi suspects, isi agent in india, isi gents caught, isi operation india, india isi operation, india news, pakistan news One of the five suspected ISI-linked person arrested by STF produced at Bankshall court Kolkata on November 30, 2015. (Source: Express file photo)

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Sunday arrested a serving Armyman from Siliguri in West Bengal in connection with the suspected ISI-linked espionage racket. The is the fifth arrest in the case, allegedly headed by suspected ISI operative Kafaitullah Khan.

The police said the accused, identified as Fareed Khan, served as a rifleman in the Army.

The police said Fareed, who used the code name ‘Surgeon’, came under the scanner after they recovered a CD from Khan’s possession, which contained purported conversations between the two. Fareed was booked under provisions of Officials Secrets Act and was produced before a court. He will be brought to Delhi on a transit remand on Monday.

“Fareed was arrested from Siliguri on Sunday by a team of crime branch officials. He was posted in the J&K light infantry regiment. In 2014, a schoolteacher, Sabar, had introduced him to Kaifaitullah. For the past few days, Fareed had been detained by the Army on the request of Delhi Police’s Crime branch,” said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime). The police said Fareed met Sabar during his posting in Rajouri and was later introduced to other members.

Kafaitullah was the first person to be arrested in the espionage case from New Delhi on November 26, while he was heading to Bhopal to attend a religious congregation. Police later arrested a serving BSF personnel Abdul Rasheed and a former Army havildar Munawwar Ahmad Mir. The fourth one to be arrested was government schoolteacher Sabar, who was taken into custody on Saturday. He was arrested from his rented accommodation at Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.

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  1. Jai Kumar
    Dec 6, 2015 at 4:27 pm
    Correct me are not all or more st if them Muslims.
    1. I
      Dec 7, 2015 at 3:02 am
      Very nationalistic muslims, what a tolerant India. Just cant tolerate it
      1. Anil Tandale
        Dec 7, 2015 at 3:16 am
        There will be no TV studio screaming. Terrorism has no other religion nor espionage has any other religion. Wait for a while, human rights' retainers will come out of burroughs to defend the traitors.
        1. K
          Dec 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm
          If the terrorists are from the Muslim community then please let the world know of it accordingly, there is no democracy worth its salt if it is only vote based politics, while endangering the borders and rights of its lawful citizens. Muslims will have to self police themselves if they want to live in peace in this world, if they let their religion interfere with the safety and security of the people then they are part of the problem, they should be destro.
          1. Francis Anthony
            Dec 6, 2015 at 2:07 pm
            Such a shame, selling out their souls and plotting against own country. They should go deeper and root out all these elements without any mercy. What about the people who tried to obstruct the police? They should go after every one of them as well.
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