Days after Pathankot terror attack, BSF apprehends Pakistani spy in Gurdaspur's Batala?

“BSF handed over a suspect in Batala to us who was seen near a camp there, ascertaining more details,” said Batala SSP Daljinder Singh.

Updated: Jan 10, 2016, 20:21 PM IST
Days after Pathankot terror attack, BSF apprehends Pakistani spy in Gurdaspur's Batala?

Chandigarh: A day after a terror alert was issued in Punjab's Batala town which is in Gurdaspur district, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday apprehended a man over alleged spying charges.

The 25-year-old man was reportedly found moving suspiciously near a BSF post in the border area of Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district.

“BSF handed over a suspect in Batala to us who was seen near a camp there, ascertaining more details,” ANI quoted Batala SSP Daljinder Singh as saying.

    Meanwhile as per a report published in India Today, the apprehended man has been identified as Harpreet Singh who is said to be a Pakistani spy.

 

Police officials said the accused was found hiding in a bush near the army post at 3.15 pm. He belongs to Kazi Mori area of Batala district, the report added.

"We have arrested Harpreet Singh. He was wearing army fatigue and was doing recce of Khasa post. We have found photos of army tanks and army buildings on his phone. He is being interrogated," said Pradeep Malik, Superintendent of police, according to the report.

As per media reports, the suspect allegedly took photos of Army tanks and buildings. Reportedly, Singh was also wearing an Army uniform.

Security officials have seized the camera and mobile phone of the suspect for further investigation.

Gurdaspur, particularly its biggest town Batala, has been on high alert as locals have been reporting sighting of suspected terrorists over the last few days.

Army and police carried out extensive search operations for three days before calling off those on Friday as no suspect was found. Guraspur's adjoining district Pathankot last week saw a major terror attack at Air base.

 

Gurdaspur, particularly its biggest town Batala, has been on high alert as locals have been reporting sighting of suspected terrorists over the last few days.

Army and police carried out extensive search operations for three days before calling off those on Friday as no suspect was found. Guraspur's adjoining district Pathankot last week saw a major terror attack at Air base.

Six terrorists and seven security personnel were killed in the attack.

Security forces repulsed the attack and the terrorists, suspected from Pakistani, were unable to harm any of the IAF's critical assets, including fighter aircraft and attack helicopters.