The three men who were arrested for alleged espionage used to communicate using “code words”, police sources said on Thursday.
Sources said that Mahmood Akhtar, who had diplomatic immunity, often left the capital to “make the deals”. He also met the other two accused, Ramzan Khan and Subhash Jangir, several times inside the city.
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According to sources, the three would meet in public spaces so as to not arouse suspicion. Instead of an official vehicle, Akhtar would take an auto or a bus, said sources.
During phone calls, Khan and Subhash were instructed not to talk for long. They were also told to delete their chat history, though police sources say some recent chats between them have been recovered.