Bikaner: Amidst the ongoing tensions between the neighboring countries of India and Pakistan, Pakistani intelligence agencies have reportedly started making spoof calls to various Indian railway stations, police stations, seeking information regarding Indian Army’ activities along the international border.
Bikaner police took no time in reporting to the intelligence and security agencies of India after multiple calls were received by a couple of police stations in the district, asking the staff, the details regarding the movement of Army and BSF units. “It is true that some fake calls were made to the police stations at two of the police stations in Bikaner. However, the staff was alert and they did not respond. The phone numbers were sent for the surveillance,” said IG Bikaner Range, BL Meena, as quoted by TOI.
Another official told the media outlet that, the intelligence method is a tried and tested one and is often used by Pakistani intelligence agencies. Official further adds that the operatives call civilians, railway cross head, station masters under an identity of a top official, asking them about the movement of the Indian Army.
On Wednesday, a suspicious person was caught near the India-Pakistan border area in Jaisalmer, a district close to the India-Pakistan border. The security agencies handed the person to the police. The police is engaged in interrogation with the person. Meanwhile, air services at Jaisalmer Civil Airport have been restored.
Amidst friction between the two neighbouring countries, suspects have been taken from areas near the border. The security forces in the border areas of Jaisalmer are on high alert.