A Hindu Pakistani national was arrested from Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer with sensitive articles containing information regarding India’s defense institutions seized from by Criminal Investigative Department (CID).
The arrested has been identified as 26-year-old Nandlal, a resident of Pakistan’s Sangad district.
“He was arrested from a hotel in Jaisalmer,” a senior police officer on condition of anonymity said.
The officer requested anonymity as the matter was sensitive concerning India’s security and information related to army instituitions.
ADGP Utkal Ranjan Sahoo told the media, “CID team was led by ASP Rajiv Dutta. The raiding team has recovered two mobile phones, several SD cards, Pakistani and Indian currency and a Diary.”
He mentioned that diary and the SD cards contain sensitive materials but denied informing details of the contents.
The ADGP added that Nandlal was arrested under sections 3 and 3 (9) of Official Secret Act 1923.
Another police officer not authorized to talk to the media said that during questioning security agencies have learnt that Nandlal’s Jaisalmer stay was his fourth visit to India. He had earlier travelled to India in the year 2010, 2012 and 2012 as a silk trader.
Nandlal, though was in a valid visa to the country but his Jaisalmer stay was illegal as he was only permitted to visit Jodhpur.
The officer added that the Nandlal used to sell Pakistani silk at dirt price and tried to gather sensitive information from his clients. He used to pass the information to his operators in Pakistan via various social media apps.
Nandlal during questioning has accepted that he used to work of Pakistan’s ISI and was paid according to the information he passed to his operators, added the officer.