Delhi: State and intelligence agencies have been asked to monitor Indian fishermen who are returning from Pakistan after serving a jail term, as per a media threat.
As per a report in Mail Today, some Indian fishermen could be a security threat to India with intelligence agencies fearing that are probably being radicalised and might be used by terror groups and spy agencies.
"Keep a close watch on those who return from Pakistan after serving a jail term as they may have been radicalised. It is pertinent to mention the context here, which is - fishermen from Gujarat who are caught while fishing in territorial waters are lodged in Pakistan jail where they are susceptible to radicalisation," the Intelligence Bureau (IB) was quoted by the website as saying.
The report also said that the issue was discussed in the security conference in Kutch, Gujarat, in December last year.
PM Narendra Modi had attended the event.
On the other hand, a senior government official was quoted as saying by the website, "DGsP of all the states and UTs have been asked to keep a close watch on activities of those who return to India after serving a jail term in Pakistan. Also, cops have been asked to keep a record of their details like residence, movements, etc."