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Spies arrested for passing info to Pakistani intelligence

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of UP police arrested three persons from Punjabi Bagh as they were alleged ‘spies’ working from a coaching centre in Delhi. They are alleged of giving out information about the strength, deployments and movement of troops in the Valley to Pakistan and of having suspicious links with Pakistani troops.

Police had raided a prominent engineering coaching centre in Punjabi Bagh and arrested three persons on the charges of spying and having links with Pakistani spy agency Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI). Police blame the accused of making illegal telephone exchanges from inside the institute to conduct espionage. Police said eight more suspects were rounded up for ISI links before the arrests.

The accused, Gulshan Kumar Sain, who ran the telephone exchange, was working as the technical head at the institute. The other two accused were identified as Shyam Babu and Sivendra Mishra, both from Lucknow.

Police said they swooped down on the racket after army officials based in J&K alerted them about suspicious calls. “They claimed about receiving suspicious calls from ‘senior defense officers’ asking of strength, deployments and movement of troops in particular places,” said Asim Arun, IG and ATS chief, Uttar Pradesh.

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