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31 ISI modules busted; 48 spies held in 3 yrs across India

March 05, 2013 16:01 IST

More than 30 Inter-Services Intelligence-backed espionage modules have been neutralised by security agencies across the country in the last three years resulting in arrest of 48 spies, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said since 2010 till February this year, 31 ISI-backed espionage modules have been neutralised throughout the country resulting in arrest of 38 Indians and 10 Pakistani espionage agents.

Out of the 38 Indians arrested, 10 were government officials, including two ex-servicemen, three serving personnel and three civilians.

Singh said the government has been pursuing a well coordinated and multi-pronged approach to tackle the activities of ISI which include strengthening vigilance on the borders to check infiltration and illegal cross border activities and gearing up the intelligence machinery.

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