Two held for helping suspected Pak spy

Two persons, who allegedly helped a suspected Pakistani spy nabbed here this week, was arrested, police said today.

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 21:55 PM IST

New Delhi: Two persons, who allegedly helped
a suspected Pakistani spy nabbed here this week, was arrested,
police said today.

One of the arrested had helped suspected ISI agent Sajjad
Haider to enter the country through Bangladesh border while
the other helped him to get rented accommodation here.

Haider (43), hailing from Lahore, was apprehended by a
team of Delhi Police`s Special Cell from Samalkha village here
on September 14 on a tip-off from central intelligence
agencies.

He has revealed names of certain persons who facilitated
his activities in India, who are being questioned.

He was staying in the capital with a fake name Mohd
Pervez, a senior police official said.

Confidential documents related to Indian Army, a fake
Indian driving license, an Indian PAN card along with Western
Union money transfer receipts, rent agreements, mobile SIM
cards and phones have been recovered from his rented
accommodation in Samalakha, the official said.

Trained by ISI for five months, the official said, he was
tasked to conduct recce of army installations in Punjab to
collect information regarding movements of armed forces.

"He had entered India in September last year through
Bangladesh. He was directed by his handlers to first obtain
credible Indian IDs. Thereafter he went about the task of
procuring forged identity proof and documents for himself
which would facilitate him in making a base for carrying out
his mission successfully," the official said.

He also revealed that as per the instructions of his
mentors, he had received the recovered confidential documents
from a source in Delhi and the same was to be sent to one of
his Pakistani handler via Dubai through courier.

"He also revealed that after coming to Delhi he initially
picked up odd jobs in Okhla Industrial Area and started
developing contacts with other logistic providers in the
area," the official said.

He managed to procure fake Indian driving licence and
Indian PAN card through local agents. Soon, he also procured
mobile SIM cards of different companies on the basis of his
fake driving license and on the basis of IDs of other persons.

After staying for some time in Okhla area, he took a
rented room at Govindpuri, and later shifted to Samalakha.

"In between, he came in contact with one married lady
and started cohabiting with her and her daughter in order to
camouflage himself as a family man. During this period accused
worked as a driver on different cabs attached with call
centers at Gurgaon and Delhi," the official said.

-PTI