Three India-trained spies held in Pakistan, says media report (Lead)

January 29th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Lahore, Jan 29 (IANS) Three people, allegedly trained by Indian intelligence agency, were arrested Thursday, media reports here said.Lahore police chief Pervaiz Rathore told a press conference here that the three Pakistani citizens were arrested Thursday in a village close to the Indian border in Lahore, Geo TV reported.

The three agents used to provide photographs of important places to Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), while some important buildings were also on their target, the official said. He added that they had also visited India.

The official said the men were instructed to carry out attacks in strategic locations in Pakistan, the Geo TV report added.

Parvez Rathore said the three men crossed the border seven times and confessed to documenting some important assets of the banned organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which was their next target.

Another media report said they were also involved in a bombing in Lahore in 2006, in which two people were killed.

There has been tension between India and Pakistan following the Nov 26-29 terror attack in Mumbai, in which some 170 people - among them 26 foreign nationals - were killed.

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