STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

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-

By PTI

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.   

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp