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Serving Armyman held in espionage racket

Serving Armyman held in espionage racket
In yet another breakthrough, the Delhi Police Crime branch has arrested a serving Armyman from Siliguri in West Bengal in connection with the Pakistan’s ISI espionage racket.

With his arrest, the Delhi Police have arrested five persons, including a retired Armyman. Millennium Post, in its December 3 edition was the first to report that two Armymen and two civilians are under scanner for their alleged role in the espionage racket. 

The serving Armyman arrested on Sunday has been identified as Fareed Khan. He is an Army constable, who had shared confidential security information with ISI handlers, who are yet to be identified. “He was arrested from Siliguri on Sunday morning by the crime branch team who were conducting raids in Darjeeling,” Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) said.

Fareed used the code name ‘Surgeon’ and he came under scanner after the police recovered a CD from the possession of Kafaitullah Khan, who was arrested from the New Delhi Railway station last month.

The official said Fareed, booked under provisions of the Official Secrets Act, was produced before a court and shall be brought to Delhi by Monday morning on transit remand. 

It has been learnt that Fareed was also in touch with Sabar, a school teacher in Jammu who was also arrested by the crime branch on Saturday. Fareed told the police that while posted at Rajouri in Jammu, he met Sabar and was later introduced to  other members. 

After Kafaitullah, Fareed is a big catch as he is aware about most of the members of the network active in Jammu. He has told the police that many more retired and serving Armymen are involved in this racket. “During the transit remand we are sure that he will reveal more about the racket,” the official said. 

During his arrest, police have not found any document but there are sufficient evidence, including disclosures, needed for his arrest, the official said.
Chayanika Nigam

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