Indian female spy arrested: Pakistani officials

December 13th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Amid escalating tension between Pakistan and India in the wake of the Mumbai terrorist attacks, officials here said Saturday security forces had captured an Indian female spy from near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.An interior ministry official confirmed the arrest and said this was the second Indian spy to be arrested in Pakistan in less than two months.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the burqa-clad woman, arrested after intelligence reports, was shifted to Islamabad and was being interrogated.

Quoting security agencies, the official said there was “strong evidence” of the woman’s Indian nationality and that she was “an employee of a top Indian intelligence agency.”

The official said another spy from an Indian intelligence agency had been arrested near the border in October, though he refused to give the name of the arrested “spies”, saying this would be made public after interrogation.

He said security had been beefed up along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border following the tension between Pakistan and India.

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