Pakistani spy arrested in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, July 10 (Calcutta Tube) A Pakistani spy, who had sent vital defence information from India to his country, was arrested here Saturday, police said.

According to police, the spy was identified as Kashif Ali, 24, a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan’s Punjab province was staying here for the last two-and-a-half years, under the name of Pawan Kumar.

‘Working on a secret tip-off, police arrested Ali from Sector 44 here. Initially he insisted he was Pawan Kumar, a resident of New Delhi, but after a strenuous interrogation, he confessed his real identity. He admitted that he had also taken weaponry training from Pakistan,’ Inspector General of Police Pradeep Srivastava told reporters here.

‘Ali was collecting vital information regarding (Army’s) Western Command headquarters at Chandimandir (in the neighbouring Panchkula town) and air force station here and was passing it to Pakistan,’ he said.

Copies of restricted documents of the Indian Army were also recovered from him, the officer said.

In May 2010, Punjab Police had arrested a Pakistani spy from near an Indian Air Force station from Mullanpur, in Mohali district of Punjab, around 10 km from Chandigarh.

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