Jaisalmer: ATS Rajasthan detains ex-armyman near Pokhran for links with ISI, say reports. The ATS is questioning him at Pokhran Police Station.
According to reports, he has been detained for spying for Pakistan’s intelligence service Intel-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Patwari Gordhan Singh, ex-army Havildar, was detained in joint operation in Pokharan tehsil, Rajasthan’s ATS and SOG Additional Director General of Police Alok Tripathi said. Gordhan was detained and being interrogated by intelligence agencies including ATS of Uttar Pradesh, ATS Rajasthan, state Intelligence Agency, Tripathi said.
Since Pokharan was very sensitive area in view of Nuclear Explosion I and II, the ex-army Havildar was detained for his suspicious role and alleged spying activities under “official secret act”, the ADG said. Some important links were detected from the detained Patwari, he added.
Earlier this month, a suspected ISI agent was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police. The suspected ISI agent, identified as Saikh Moghal, was the sixth person to be arrested. He was caught near the Regional Passport Office at Brabourne Road. The police have slapped charges under Section 120B/ 121/ 121A/ 489B/ 489C of IPC. The accused is likely to be produced before the court on Thursday morning.
On Sunday, the STF had arrested three suspected ISI agents – Irshad Ansari, Ashfaque Ansari and Md. Jahangir who had strong links with the ruling party Trinamool Congress. A week ago, the same agency had arrested a duo – Akhtar and Zafar Khan, who were suspected to be ISI agents.