Suspected Spy Sent to Police Remand Till Feb 10

Published: 03rd February 2016 10:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2016 10:17 PM   |  A+A-


PATHANKOT: The 30-year-old labourer arrested on espionage charges was today remanded in police custody till February 10 by a local court.            

"He (Irshad) has been sent to police remand for one week," Senior Superintendent of Police, Pathankot, R K Bakshi said.     

Irshad, a resident of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, was working as a labourer at Mamoon Cantonment in Pathankot, from where he was arrested.        

Police had recovered a smart phone from him which contained pictures of vital installations and sensitive equipment in the cantonment area.   

Irshad was reportedly caught making calls to Pakistan which were tracked by intelligence agencies.

His arrest came within a month of the terror attack at the Pathankot air base, which houses fighter jets and attack helicopters, in which seven security personnel and six militants were killed.

According to the police, Irshad was being handled by a person called Sajjad, who was earlier stated to have been arrested by J-K police.           

Sajjad used to collect sensitive information from Irshad and then passed on to his Pakistani handlers who could be ISI, the police has said.   

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