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Punjab police arrest suspected ISI 'spy' in Jalandhar

Police sources claimed that he could be an ISI agent and might be sending confidential information to Pakistan.

Published: 12th October 2017 01:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2017 01:14 AM   |  A+A-

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CHANDIGARH: Punjab police Wednesday arrested Ehsaan-Hul-Haq, an ex-Pakistani national and suspected Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent from Jalandhar. Ehsaan-Hul-Haq is currently an Austrian national.

The arrest was made during a joint operation by the special operation unit of Jalandhar Police and Police Station (Sardar) of Jalandhar. According to police, Ehsaan-Hul-Haq, son of Shah Muhammad, hails from Alipur village near Jalandhar. He is suspected to be a native of Sarja village near Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.
 
The accused, a police officer said, is married to Balwinder Kaur, daughter of Gurman Singh of SBS Nagar, for the last five years. Ehsaan-Hul-Haq had been living in India for five years. He had met Balwinder Kaur on Facebook. “In 2012, he came to India and got married to her,'' said a police officer. “Before that, the accused was married to an Austrian national, whom he had divorced in 2011. He had gone from Pakistan to Austria,” the officer added.

A police officer said the accused person had visited Pakistan many times and he took his wife Balwinder Kaur thrice to the neighbouring country. He had faked his identity and people claimed that he was an Indian national. He managed to get fake Aadhaar and Pan cards by giving an address in Salempur village. He had also built a house in Alipur village after buying a plot in his name.
  
Police sources claimed that he could be an ISI agent and might be sending confidential information to Pakistan.

Parveen Sinha, Jalandhar police commissioner, said, “We have arrested one former Pakistani national and the investigations are still going on. We cannot say anything at this moment.”

A case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and under section 14 of the Foreigners Act has been registered in Police Station (Sadar) Jalandhar,'' he said.


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