An agent of Pakistan’s spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), who was responsible for transferring money to other agents across the country, was arrested on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) capital Lucknow.
The alleged spy was arrested during a joint operation carried out by a joint police team, comprising officials of the UP’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and Rajasthan’s CID.
According to the police officials, the arrested man’s name is Jamaluddin (s/o Moinuddin) and he is a resident of Karamhari Rasulpur Nawada in the Ghazipur district.
The alleged financier of ISI used to receive money from the UAE and transfer it into the accounts of other ISI agents after they finish the tasks assigned to them by their chiefs in Pakistan, officials said.
Earlier on December 27 last year, a man named Govardhan Singh was arrested in Rajasthan and was accused of leaking information about an Army base, which is located in Pokhran.
Jamaluddin had transferred money into Singh’s bank account after the latter passed on the secret details of the Indian Army’s base to the ISI in Pakistan. The joint police team followed the money trail and were able to track down Jamaluddin in Lucknow.
Officials of the UP ATS and Rajasthan’s CID are trying to find any other leads in the case. They are trying to gather information about the people who directed Jamaluddin to transfer the money into Singh’s bank account and also the names and locations of other ISI agents who are working inside the country.
The arrested man will be sent to police remand on Wednesday, official said.