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Another RAW agent arrested from Karachi

08 May, 2016

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KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies claimed on Saturday to have arrested an agent of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) during a search operation in the Jamshed Quarters area.

Police and other law enforcement agencies carried out a search operation in the area based on actionable evidence, resulting in the arrest of the Indian spy who was identified as Arshad. According to reports, the suspect came to Pakistan in 2011 and he has visited six countries of the world so far. Police seized three cell phones, 10 SIM cards, an Internet device, a laptop, Indian passports and classified documents from him.

Sources said the suspect had contacts in India through the Internet. The suspect was shifted to an undisclosed location for investigation. Law enforcement agencies intensified action against spies after networks of the Indian intelligence agency were unmasked in the country. Dozens of agents and their accomplices were arrested in different areas of Balochistan and Sindh in the recent past.

Two Pakistani facilitators of the Indian intelligence officials were identified last month. Reportedly, both Mehmood Siddique and Khalil Behrami helped Indian spies create unrest in Karachi. The Indian intelligence agency pulled its agents from Karachi after Kulbhushan Yadav’s arrest. Hundreds of security operations have been carried out in Pakistan using the information provided by Yadav, who was arrested in Balochistan in March this year. Yadav confessed to working for India and against Pakistan’s stability and integrity.

In a video confession released by the armed forces to the media, Yadav confessed to having links with terrorists and target killers in Karachi and Balochistan. He admitted that he had been affiliated with the RAW and that he was an in-service officer of the Indian Navy who started working for the intelligence department in 2003.

The information extracted from Yadav helped the law enforcement agencies make several arrests in different parts of the country. In April, two Indian agents were arrested in Sindh’s Thatta district. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) at the Counterterrorism Department Naveed Khawaja said that Saddam Hussain alias Roshan and Bacchal Solangi ran a large network of Indian spies who worked in the guise of fishermen in Thatta and other cities of the province.

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