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Suspected Pakistani spy arrested in Amritsar

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:53

Amritsar: A suspected Pakistani spy has been arrested near Amritsar on charges of gathering and passing on vital information about the movement of military formations along India`s border with Pakistan, as well as for smuggling narcotics.

The suspected spy has been identified as Harjinder Singh of Bohalia village. Three smugglers who happened to be Singh`s associates were also arrested along with him.

Briefing the media, Sanjiv Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO), Narcotic Cell of Amritsar (Rural) Police Station, said two Pakistan-origin SIM cards, a diary containing information of sensitive military movement, including phone numbers of contacts in Pakistan, were recovered from Singh.

Kumar further revealed that a pistol, six cartridges and 250-grams opium was seized from one of the arrested men, named Harwant Singh.

He also said that during preliminary interrogation it was revealed that Harjinder Singh was a Subedar (a Junior Commissioned Officer) in the Army but was cashiered after a court martial.


First Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:53
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