Pakistani sent to 10 years rigorous imprisonment

A Pakistani man, serving a jail term for spying, was today sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by an NDPS court here for possession of explosives and psychotropic drugs.

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2010, 21:40 PM IST

Jodhpur: A Pakistani man, serving a jail
term for spying, was today sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by an NDPS court here for possession of explosives and psychotropic drugs.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Jishan
Alam as penalty each under the Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic
Substance Act and Explosive Substances Act.
Both the sentences will go together.

Alam, who was staying here and sending secret defence
information to Pakistan, was nabbed by the CID in December
2001.

The Pakistani national, who has been earlier convicted
under the Official Secret Act, is currently serving his jail
term.

According to special public prosecutor Narpat Singh
Bhati, the CID had got a tip-off on 10 December, 2001 that
Alam had been sending some secret information to Pakistan.

The investigating agency detained the Pakistani and
during interrogation, he was identified as Jishan Alam, who
had entered into India from Bangladesh using a counterfeit
passport in 2001.

Alam, who was living in a rented house in Kamla Nehru
Nagar locality, had also spent a couple of months in New Delhi
and reportedly established contacts with some defence
personnel.

During interrogation, he admitted that he had been sent to India for passing secret military information to his country and blow up the 19 FAD (Ammunition Depot) in Jodhpur. Alam was found to have contact numbers and documents related to defence in his possession.
Security agencies also searched his house where they
seized explosive substances and injections of psychosomatic
drugs, the prosecutor said.
Alam has already served nine years in jail during
the trial and this period will be counted in this sentence.

PTI