New Delhi: During interrogation, arrested ISI agent Kafaitullah Khan has revealed that an one teacher and seven women from Bengal also in the racket. The Delhi Police had also confirmed a link of the ISI espionage racket with the Pakistan High Commission in the national capital.
Khan told police during questioning that he works as a library assistant at Higher Secondary School, Manjakote tehsil, Rajouri district. “In 2013, Khan had visited Pakistan and come in contact with an ISI agent. He agreed to share secret information on defence forces for money,” said Yadav. He added that Khan later activated his sources in the Indian Army and BSF, and some of them allegedly started passing him secret documents.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav said the accused were identified as Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja, 44, a resident of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kshmir and Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Abdul Rasheed, posted in the intelligence wing of of the force in the same district.
Suspected Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) operative Khan’s younger brother is in the Indian Army, said sources. “After their arrest, investigators are looking for a retired army havildar. Investigators are also likely to get in touch with Khan’s brother,” added the sources.
Khan and BSF head constable Abdul Rasheed were arrested last week in connection with an espionage racket being run by Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, which used to pay them in return for confidential information.
An official privy to the investigation said Khan’s response during his interrogation raised suspicion about the jawans having shared “secret” documents with the ISI operative.