A day after two high-ranking Pakistani officials – Abid Hussain Abid and Mohammad Tahir Khan – were arrested on espionage charges, a Delhi Police special cell investigating the case said “Abid operates under several false identities to lure people working in his organization and departments. flower”.
Deputy police commissioner (special cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said during the investigation, it appeared that Abid was pretending to act as a brother of a media to establish contact with an individual working on the Indian Railroad.
“Abid tried to gain the trust of the individual by pretending that he needed information about the movement of the train for his brother who was supposed to make a story about the Indian Railroad and he was willing to pay money. The real motive was to lure and trap the train staff and then obtain information about the movement of Army units and hardware through the train, “added Kushwah.
A case under the Official Secrets Act has been registered by a special cell.
A senior Delhi Police officer aware of the development said two Pakistani citizens were driven out by India after a joint Military Intelligence (MI) team and special cell arrested those suspected of obtaining classified material about Indian security installations from defense personnel, which were used as bait, at Chikank Bikanerwala at Karol Bagh at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday,
The third Pakistani citizen drives a car, where both come to gather secret materials and land in traps. The driver was dismissed after Indian law enforcement authorities questioned him and found that he was not involved in espionage.
“It was the driver who confirmed that Abid and Tahir were linked to ISI,” the official said, adding that both were handed over to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
A statement issued by a spokesman for the Pakistan Foreign Office, Aisha Farooqui, said that the Indian indictment was summoned to the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Sunday for a strong demark which conveyed Pakistan’s criticism of India’s decision to declare two non-grata persona officials.
“It was revealed that India’s actions clearly violated the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and diplomatic norms,” Farooqui said in the statement.
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