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MP ATS busts suspected ISI espionage racket, 13 arrested

In a major breakthrough, the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Thursday busted an international call racket that allegedly helped ISI agents to spy on India’s military operations.

“Two men were arrested in Jammu in November ‘16 for collecting and using information of strategic interests for espionage. They were being funded by a person in Satna. Five persons from Gwalior, three from Bhopal, two from Jabalpur and one from Satna arrested,” MP ATS chief Sanjeev Shami told the media.

Shami said the accused converted internet calls to cellular network and acted as medium for overseas handlers to contact people in India.

“The arrested men are accused of supplying information regarding army and Air Force in Madhya Pradesh. Complicity of some employees of telecom companies also surfaced,” he said.

In January, the Uttar Pradesh ATS had arrested 11 people who were running a similar exchange.

Gulshan Sen a resident of Delhi’s Mehrauli who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh ATS last month is said to be a common link between the gangs of the two states.

The modus operandi was same.

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