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'Arrested' ISI agent was told Pak high commission will help him: Delhi Police

November 30, 2015 17:18 IST

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Monday said that ISI agent Kafaitullah Khan was invited to Pakistan by the handler and was told that he would be given assistance by their people at the Pakistan high commission.

"Kafaitullah Khan was also invited to Pakistan by the handler and was told that their people at the Pakistan high commission will help him. He is not aware of the contact of the concerned person at the High Commission. They were supposed to tell him at appropriate time," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav told the media persons in Delhi.

Yadav also said that Khan's associate Abdul Rasheed used whatsapp, viber, e-mail to pass information to the Pakistani handler while he was working at the Intelligence wing of the Border Security Force.

"Kafaitullah Khan's associate Abdul Rasheed, a Head Constable in BSF, was also arrested after our team went to Rajouri for further investigation. Incriminating documents were also found. Abdul Rasheed has been working in the BSF for many years and had been posted in West Bengal border and Gujarat border," he said.

"From the last three years Abdul Rasheed was posted in Rajouri, which is his hometown and was working at the Intelligence wing of the BSF. He used to pass information to Pakistani handler through whatsapp, viber, e-mail. Kafaitullah Khan had introduced him to Pakistani handler," Yadav added.

Yadav also said that the accused Kafaitullah Khan was apprehended in New Delhi while he was on his way to Bhopal for a religious gathering.

"One of the accused has been identified as Kafaitullah Khan, who was apprehended while he was on his way to Bhopal for a religious gathering. There were 50 more people with him from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District. We had detained him when he arrived in Delhi and was later arrested after interrogation," he said.

Two espionage rackets were busted last week with arrests of five people from Jammu and Kolkata. One of the men caught is suspected to be a handler from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, the other is a BSF personnel, the police said.

Source: ANI