Two arrested for leaking Defence information to Pakistan High Commission
According to the police sources the official was in staff of Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and was in possession of highly classified army-related documents. It has been alleged that the information was stolen by the official for using it against the Indian armed
New Delhi: Two men from Rajasthan have been arrested for allegedly leaking India’s Defence information to the Pakistan High Commission official who was detained by the Delhi Police on Thursday.
Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, said, "the arrested people were Maulana Ramzan and Subhash who hail from Nagaur district of Rajasthan." He further added that the module was operating from one and a half years. Ravidra Yadav, Joint CP Crime added, "We got the input that they were working as spies for Pakistan and had been leaking sensitive documents to the officials of Pak High Commission."
The Police officials had held a Pakistan High Commission staffer—35-year-old Mahmood Akhtar-- today morning with vital Defence documents, maps and force deployment details of Indian army. The police said that he was detained after a tip-off and was let off because of diplomatic immunity. The officials stated that Akhtar identified himself as Mehmood Rajput on being apprehended.
According to the police sources the official was in staff of Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and was in possession of highly classified army-related documents.
It may be mentioned that some employees in the Pakistani commission came under scrutiny last year after it was discovered that a spy ring was associated with Pakistan's intelligence. As many as five people, including a non-commissioned Air Force officer, were arrested. The police said that today's arrests may be connected to that network.
Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs at 1130 hours today over ceasefire violations.
The two Pakistani spies were ordered to leave India within 48 hours.