Punjab police arrests ISI agent for spying

Last Updated: Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 21:59

Mohali: A Pakistani ISI agent with maps of
vital defence installations was arrested by Punjab police on Saturday from near the Indian Air Force station in Mullanpur in
this district near Chandigarh.

With the arrest of Irfan Ulla, the Punjab police claimed
to have foiled another bid of the Pakistan-based ISI and
militant organizations to revive militancy in Punjab.

A pistol with 20 live cartridges, maps and pictures of
IAF stations, airports in different parts of the country and a
hand written diary in which he had collected secret
information and code numbers of IAF stations were written was
recovered from him.

Mohali SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar told a press conference
here this evening that the arrested resident of Lahore was an
agent of ISI and close aide of dreaded terrorists Ranjit Singh
alias Neta, head of Khalistan Zindabad Force, and his
associate Gurmeet Singh Bagga based in Germany.

"Ulla was spying IAF stations and airports and sending
the secret information to his militant mentors settled
abroad," the SSP said, while informing that the ISI agent had
illegally entered India sometime back and since then, he had
visited several parts of the country on a spying mission.

A case under different sections of Unlawful Activities
Act, 1967, Indian Official Secrets Act, 1923, Foreigners Act,
1946 and the Arms Act has been registered against the
Pakistani national, who is aged around 29.

Bhullar said that after doing B.A., he had procured a
degree in computer sciences and since 2006, he was teaching
Physics, English and Mathematics in a school at Lahore.


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First Published: Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 21:59

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