Jaipur: The Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested a 36-year-old ISI agent Nawab Khan on espionage charges in Jaisalmer on Tuesday. The Pak spy was in ATS custody for the last three days after he was detained on Sunday. Nawab Khan is a resident of Sam area in Jaisalmer.
ATS officials said that Nawab Khan went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage with his family a year ago. One of his relatives acquainted him to an ISI agent. The ISI agent asked him to send the details of Indian army activities from time to time and in exchange of that, they offered him money.
Nawab Khan accepted the deal and underwent training in Pakistan for about a month and came back to India six months ago.
Nawab Khan aka Nabia was spying on Indian army and Border Security Force (BSF) in Jaisalmer and Barmer.
After a three-day long intensive interrogation by a joint team of intelligence agencies, the man has revealed many things. He was produced in a court on Wednesday.
He was posing as a travel guide near Indo-Pak border areas of Jaisalmer and Barmer. He, as a travel guide used to click pictures of BSF activities near borders and would send it to ISI through WhatsApp and video calls.
Even after Pulwama attacks and Indo-Pak aerial strike, he continued to send army and BSF activities detail from Rajasthan to ISI.
ISI used to deposit Rs 5000 in his bank account after getting intel from him.
First published: March 13, 2019