Three suspected R&AW agents arrested in PoK, says report

Deputy Superintendent of Police in Pooch Sajid Imran said one of the main suspects, Khalil, had visited Kashmir in Nivember 2014, where he apparently came in contact with R&AW officials, says the report

By: Express Web Desk | Islamabad | Updated: April 15, 2017 12:17 pm
Kulbhushan Jadhav, RAW, India RAW agents, INDIA raw Pakistan, Pakistan Raw agents, Pakistan RAW arrested, Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Kulbhushan Jadhav news The Dawn report said the three suspects were residents of Taroti village in Abbaspur in PoK. (Source: AP)

Police in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir claimed on Saturday that they have arrested three suspected Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) agents for their alleged involvement in anti-state activities, as reported by Pakistan’s news agency Dawn. The suspects, who were masked, were produced before the media during a briefing in Rawalkot. The report said the three suspects were residents of Taroti village in Abbaspur in PoK. Deputy Superintendent of Police in Pooch Sajid Imran said one of the main suspects, Khalil, had visited Kashmir in November 2014, where he apparently came in contact with R&AW officials, says the report. The police officer also added that the three suspects were involved in a bomb blast outside a police station in Abbaspur in September. They allegedly planted the planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

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He further claimed, according to the report, that Khalil was offered Rs 500,000 for the task, adding that the police were alerted to their involvement in the blast after an individual said he spotted the trio in Abbaspur on the night of September 26 with a shopping bag in their possession. The suspects have been booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and Explosives Act, Imran said.

This development follows the sentencing of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav earlier this week. Jadhav was sentenced to death by Pakistan military court for alleged espionage charges and his involvement in various anti-state activities. In retaliation to the judgment, India issued a strongly-worded demarche to Pakistan saying if it goes ahead with the execution it will be termed as ‘premeditated murder’, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj adding that the verdict could adversely impact relations between the two nations.

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    Khalid
    Apr 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm
    It seems, this "peace loving" Brahministan have its agents running around like pigs in this great country. Need is to put speedy trials and hang those asap. Muun mein ram ram bhagal mein c a.. Wah banhia wah.. tenu khuda de lanat
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      lafanga
      Apr 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm
      Gone are the days when Pa kistan kept quiet on arrest of these RAW agents. Now they will be made public for everyone to see around the world that Hindia is not this little innocent kid on the block. Hindia is the main source and prime sponsor of terror in South Asia.
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        szjam
        Apr 15, 2017 at 2:33 pm
        What le is this? IS this Indian News Paper? Can we have a le which will really highlight the arrogance of Junkistan ? like " stan still high on weeds claims 3 more arrests"
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          Khalid
          Apr 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm
          Truth bites! Indianexpress a good and neutral newspaper
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            Bhaskar Datta
            Apr 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm
            Nice to hear opinion about Indian Express. After all , you don't have any good newspaper in your 🍌 Banana republic.
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          Pagrri Sanbhaal
          Apr 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm
          We ll take you to the cleaners Indiots dun worry.You are only gud at killing unarmed Kashmiris..
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            Bhaskar Datta
            Apr 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm
            Just like, you like killing people from Balochistan.
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