Rajasthan Police arrests Pak Hindu migrant on espionage expenses, second such arrest
Rajasthan Police arrested a 47-year-old man suspected to be an agent of Pakistan’s Inter-Providers Intelligence (ISI). The accused, recognized as Bhag Chand, is a Pakistani Hindu migrant, who was residing as an Indian nationwide, and was arrested from Bhati Mines space in South Delhi. He was arrested on the intervening nights of Monday and Tuesday.
The arrest comes days after Rajasthan Police arrested Narayan Lal Gadri (27) and Kuldeep Singh Shekhawat (24), suspected ISI brokers, on expenses of espionage.
Bhag Chand had despatched a complete of 5 SIM playing cards by way of bus to an entity in Delhi, an investigation has revealed. In a joint operation, the central Intelligence company and Rajasthan Police traced the placement of Bhag Chand to Sanjay Colony. The portion of Sanjay Colony (Bhati Mines) is understood for its sizable inhabitants of migrant Pakistani Hindus who’ve acquired or are ready to amass Indian nationality.
The accused had migrated to India from the Sindh area in Pakistan in 1998 and acquired his Indian nationality in 2016. He’s at present employed as a labour supervisor.
An ISI operative, Abid, had prodded Bhag Chand’s maternal uncle to fulfill him and each began speaking on WhatsApp.
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Upon interrogation, Bhag Chand revealed that Abid used to speak with him utilizing a Pakistan-based WhatsApp quantity. In 2020, Bhag Chand facilitated Abid in buying an Indian WhatsApp quantity. Additional, through the months of August- September, 2021, he had facilitated Abid in buying one other Indian WhatsApp quantity, subscribed in his spouse’s title.
After months of communication with Bhag Chand, Abid then requested him to go to army areas, befriend serving army personnel and introduce them to him. Abid additionally tasked Bhag Chand to switch cash on his behalf.
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In lieu of this, Abid had promised Bhag Chand to assist him procure a Pakistani Visa, sponsoring a go to to Pakistan and in addition internet hosting him there. Abid had additionally promised Bhag Chand to finance a taxi for him.
In June, Abid instructed Bhag Chand to obtain SIM Playing cards from Narayan Lal, test them for performance, ship OTPs to a couple, conceal them in some Indian Masala packets, gown, pack and ship them to particular addresses. Bhag Chand had contacted Narayan Lal and despatched 5 SIM playing cards by way of buses going to Delhi. He had used one of many SIM playing cards to generate OTP and later shared it with Abid to assist him create a brand new WhatsApp account.
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Moreover, he had hidden 4 SIM playing cards in packets of MDH Masala, a shirt, a pair of denims and a belt to ship them to an ISI operative utilizing a pretend title. Abid had paid him Rs 5,000 for this work and extra money was obtained on different events. Bhag Chand had adopted safety directions from Abid to erase digital proof.
Bhag Chand shall be produced earlier than a court docket as a co-accused of Narayan Lal within the Bhilwara- Udaipur espionage case beneath the identical FIR. Additional investigation into the case is underway.
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