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Crime Branch arrests retd Army man

In another major breakthrough, Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested one retired Indian Army man in connection to the espionage racket supported by Pakistan’s ISI. The arrest was made from Rajouri district in Jammu.

Millennium Post was first to report the involvement of the retired Army man in the espionage racket on November 30 in which the confidential and classified documents related to Army and Air Force base were leaked to Pakistan’s ISI handlers. Also, on December 3 Millennium Post had reported that the Crime Branch team is likely to arrest one Army man from Jammu and another Army man from Darjeeling. Two civilians are also under the scanner who are likely to be arrested in a couple of days.

 “The arrested person has been identified as Munawwar Ahmad Mir who is a resident of Rajouri and was a retired Havildar of the Indian Army. He had joined the Indian Army in 1995 and took retirement in 2011 after serving in J&K Light Infantry, Rashtriya Rifles etc at various places in India,” said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch).

Teams are also conducting raids in Darjeeling to collect the circumstantial evidences against the Army man posted in Darjeeling. According to sources, Mir was directly in touch with Kafaitullah Khan, who was initially arrested by the Crime Branch. Mir had introduced Khan to several vulnerable Army men posted in J&K who used to provide him information related to security goof-ups at the borders and those Army men also used to leak the briefing information. 

“With the help of Mir, Khan could access the classified documents of the Indian Army by paying Rs 10,000 against each document,” the source added. Meanwhile, Mir is being produced before the concerned court in J&K for seeking his transit remand for bringing him to Delhi for further interrogation.
Chayanika Nigam

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