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A lady James Bond on the loose?

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | August 29, 2006 09:43 IST

Intelligence bureau sleuths have rubbished the Punjab police claim that a 'lady James Bond' from Jammu and Kashmir is on the move and that she could prove to be deadlier than terror operatives trained in Pakistan as she had the ability to capture images of the targetted installations from mini spy cameras hidden in her ear rings or finger rings.

Senior police officers of Gurdaspur district had on August 20 informed the media about the arrest of four Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists from the border between Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

In a statement, the police officers claimed that the 'lady James Bond' had surveyed several places and had taken pictures of potential Indian military targets. The terrorists were planning to carry out the attacks when the Punjab police arrested them.

"I do not know which 'lady James Bond' Punjab police is referring to. We have not heard of any such thing in the Intelligence inputs that we receive on a daily basis," Gopal Sharma, director general of Jammu and Kashmir police told on phone from Srinagar. He has dispatched a team of J&K police to find out the truth about the so-called arrest.

When asked to verify the Punjab police claim, a senior officer of the Intelligence Bureau said, "It was nothing new. Punjab police is known for claiming to arrest terrorists even when the arrested people are mere carjackers or petty thieves. Four years ago, the same officer had claimed to have arrested dreaded militants. But when he came to know that his bluff has been called off, he amended his faults."

According to some police officers posted in key positions, in Punjab there are times when house painters are picked up and passed off as terrorists before media persons.

"The sketch of the 'lady James Bond' looks more imaginary. If you are to believe Punjab police, she gave them a slip while the men were arrested. Who will believe this cock and bull story," a top ranking Punjab police officer said.

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Sub: Dismiss such callous police officers

The IB official and the senior police officer (both of whom were not named in the article, for whatever reasons) have made serious charges against ...

Posted by Gururaj

Sub: punjabi police.

Hope, this doesn't turn in to one more sardarji joke from punjab Police. Regards, raj

Posted by raj

Sub: Lady James Bond in the offing

If Punjab Police have claimed this astonishing finding(may be proved to be incorrect later), we must take it seriously and go to the bottom. Who ...

Posted by TK Basu

Sub: Why do we need to glorify the terror?

I fail to understand why Indian media needs to glorify the terrorism by calling terrorists 'james bonds' or 'robin hoods'...? (Which were/are icons of good.) ...

Posted by Hrishi



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