Six persons nabbed for spying for Pakistan in India: Govt

Six persons were arrested this year for indulging in espionage activities for Pakistan in India, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

New Delhi: Six persons were arrested this year for indulging in espionage activities for Pakistan in India, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Among those nabbed, five are Indians and one is a Sri Lankan national.

"During the current year-2014 (till December 17), six Pak espionage modules have been neutralised in the country resulting in the arrest of six persons along with information and documents relating to various establishments in the country. Out of these six accused, five are Indian and one is a Sri Lankan national," Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in a written reply.

He said the government is pursuing a well coordinated and multi-pronged approach to tackle spying activities in the country which include strengthening vigilance on the borders to check infiltration and illegal cross-border activities, close interaction and coordination between different agencies of the Centre and state governments, strengthening and upgradation of state police and security forces.