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Pakistani spy assigned to collect info on Indian Army and share it with ISI detained in Rajasthan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 March 2019, 10:48 IST

A man was detained on suspicion of spying for Pakistan near the Indo-Pak border on Sunday. Later, the 36-year-old Nawab Khan, a resident of Sam area near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district was arrested on Tuesday on spying for Pakistan.

According to PTI reports, Khan was involved in espionage activities and was working as a jeep driver, Additional Director General of Intelligence Umesh Mishra said. He was arrested after being interrogated by a joint team of security agencies.

Khan used to share information to his handlers based in Pakistan through WhatsApp in code language in lieu of money, PTI quoted Mishra saying.


As per reports, Nawab Khan visited Pakistan in 2018, where he reportedly came in touch with an agent of that country's intelligence agency ISI. The ISI agent trained Khan and gave him tasks of collecting information related to Indian Army movement and sharing the same, the officer said.

Earlier, on Monday a man was reportedly caught with two live grenades and a detonator an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. The man identified as Rajinder Singh, a resident of Kalakote area, was noticed moving suspiciously during a recruitment rally in Surankote. Following which he was stopped by the Army men.

A C-90 grenade, a UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher) grenade and a detonator were recovered from his possession, news agency PTI, quoting a police officer said. Singh was immediately arrested and handed over to police for further investigation.

Amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama attack, the security has been tightening near the international border and in Jammu and Kashmir.

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First published: 13 March 2019, 10:44 IST