Suspected Pakistani spy arrested in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)January 10th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) A suspected agent of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district with documents related to the Indian Army, police said Saturday.”Maps of army units in Meerut, Dehradun and Roorkee have been recovered from Ameer Ahmad alias Bhoora, who hails from Saharanpur district,” Meerut district police chief Raghuveer Lal told IANS on telephone.
He said the police had learnt that Ahmad underwent an 18-day training course conducted by the ISI in Karachi.
According to police sources, Ahmad may also be linked to the Nov 26-29 Mumbai terror strikes.
Even as the police claimed that Ahmad was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) Saturday, STF sources said the arrest took place Friday from Sadar locality in Meerut.
STF Senior Superintendent of Police Amitabh Yash told reporters here: “We have learnt that Ahmad went to Pakistan five times where he was approached by ISI officials to work as a spy in India.”
According to the police, Ahmad was in touch with ISI officials in Karachi and Lahore. “Ahmad frequently called ISI officials Tohaib and Aslam Asif in Karachi,” said Lal.
Ahmad told his interrogators that he used to pass on information related to the movement of army units to ISI, he added. Ahmad will be produced before a court Sunday, the police said.