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TN: Man trying to leak vital info to Pak official held

September 17, 2012 23:07 IST

Police have arrested a person in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, for allegedly trying to send vital information about Wellington Military Academy besides videos and pictures of naval and coast guard installations and ports in Tamil Nadu to a Pakistan embassy official in Sri Lanka.

Police said on a tip-off from Chennai wing of the 'Q' branch, dealing with extremist activities, A Tameem Ansari was intercepted and arrested along with 25 CDs and photographs of various important installations in the state.

Ansari, a native of Athirampattinam near Pattukottai in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, was exporting onions to Sri Lanka. He had developed contact with a Pakistan embassy official in Colombo, who had asked him to send the photographs, police said.

According to Ansari, the Pakistani official had wanted pictures of Naval stations, coastguard station and Army installations in the state, police said.

Ansari was staying at the Taj Residency in Thanjavur, from where he was proceeding towards Tiruchirapalli, when he was arrested, police said.

Ansari was produced before a local court which remanded him to judicial custody till October 1, it said.

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