Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad has arrested a man who was allegedly working for Pakistan-based Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI).
What we know:
The agency claimed that Mohammad Raees (accused), a resident of Tarabganj area of Gonda, was allegedly supplying vital information about Indian military establishments to Pak handlers.
As per police, Raees came into contact with one Arman while he was working in Mumbai. Raees told police that Armaan tried to instigate him by alleging oppression of members of the Muslim community in India.
He further confessed that he wanted to go Saudi Arabia and Armaan promised him to help with some cash. Armaan persuaded him to spy against India.
During investigation, the ATS found that Raees received a call from a foreign number in 2022 by a man – identified as Hussian claiming to be a Pakistan spy.
Raees was tasked to trespass the information on military cantonments and establishments. He also roped in his friend and several others for espionage. In return, Raees received Rs. 15,000 from Pakistan spies.
An FIR has been registered against Raees at the Lucknow ATS police station under IPC Sections 121 A (waging or attempting to wage war) and 123 (concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war), and under the Officials Secrets Act, 1923, Prashant Kumar, Special DG (Law and Order) said.