ISI agent to face trial in Delhi court

July 11th, 2008 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A city court Friday framed charges against a Rajasthan resident for allegedly spying for Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). Insaf Ali was arrested by Delhi Police’s Special Cell from Old Delhi railway station here May 30 last year, when he was allegedly passing classified information to certain passengers of Samjhauta Express, the train running between India and Pakistan.

Additional Sessions Judge R.K. Jain charged Ali for spying under section 3 of the Official Secret Act and criminal conspiracy under section 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The documents seized from him were allegedly relating to the army and Border Security Force (BSF) establishments.

“You were present there for supplying photocopies and hand written documents, which are secret and sensitive, to Samjhauta Express passengers who were going to Pakistan and the documents were related to defence matters and would have affected the sovereignty and integrity of India and friendly relations with the foreign state,” the court said.

It noted that the information contained in the documents was found to be directly and indirectly useful to the enemy country and was prejudicial to the safety and interest of India.

The court has fixed Sep 2 as the date for recording statement of witnesses in the case.

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