Security forces have detained a man on suspicion of espionage activities near the International Border between India and Pakistan in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district. According to reports, the man arrested has been identified as Nawab Khan, a resident of Sam area.
“Acting on credible intelligence inputs, Nawab Khan was detained on Sunday on suspicion of being involved in espionage activities,” an official said.
According to officials, Khan - who works as a driver - used to provide cab facilities to tourists visiting the state and this is how he was monitoring army activities. During the interrogation by a joint team of security agencies, Khan reportedly revealed that he was working for Pakistani army official and used to send information in code languages on WhatsApp.
“Nawab Khan, a resident of Jaisalmer's Ganga village for spying in the border areas of Rajasthan for Pakistani Handling Agency. The man used to send information to the agency in code language through WhatsApp/Voice Call,” tweeted ANI.
Rajasthan police: CID (Special Branch) has arrested a man - Nawab Khan, resident of Jaisalmer's Ganga village for spying in the border areas of Rajasthan for Pakistani Handling Agency. The man used to send information to the agency in code language through WhatsApp/Voice Call.— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2019
“Last year too he had gone to Pakistan and there is a possibility of him being in touch with ISI,” according to officials interrogating Khan.
Pakistani officials used to assign tasks to him and pay for every information he shared. Indian officials said that further action will be taken following the detailed interrogation.
Indian security forces are on high-alert ever since the attack on CRPF jawans in Pulwama in which 40 personnel lost their lives. Pakistan-based proscribed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the attack. Following this, the Indian Air Force (IAF) targeted Jaish’s terror camp across the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakot.