Delhi Police has confirmed the involvement of someone from Pakistan High Commission in the ISI spy ring in India.
Delhi Police Joint Commissioner (Crime) Ravindra Yadav on Monday said that initial interrogations of the arrested persons have revealed that someone from Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi was helping or has assured for the same to the racket.
Yadav told that one Abdul Rashid, who was working with BSF, was asked to get details about the movement of armed forces and BSF. He promised a lot of money but it was deposited in small amounts.
Two persons were held in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir spy ring and three others in a similar operation in Kolkata.
Those arrested in Jammu and Kashmir have been identified as Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Abdul Rasheed and Pakistani intelligence operative Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja.
Khan is a resident of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, while Rasheed was posted with the BSF intelligence wing in the same district.
Khan, an agent of ISI, was involved in gathering information concerning the deployment of security forces and information on the Indian Air Force.
The three people arrested by the Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF) were identified as Irshad Ansari (51), a contract labourer with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE), his son Asfaq Ansari (23) and relative Mohammed Jahangir.
The arrests come days after suspected ISI agent was arrested in Meerut. Security agencies say there could be a link to all the arrests.