Pradesh is a haven for Pakistani spies
Sami was a Pakistani criminal trained in Karachi. He sneaked
into India and lived here like a local and spying on military
establishments. Authorities say Madhya Pradesh is a haven
for Pakistani spies.
and intelligence agencies have arrested more than one such
Pakistani in Madhya Pradesh and they say there is very much
Madhya Pradesh has become a safe haven for notorious criminals
and terrorists due to lack of coordination among the police
forces of different states,” a Special Branch police
officer told sources.
Sami was living in the Gandhi Nagar area of Bhopal when he
was arrested. He had a driving license, a ration card, a job
as data entry operator at a foreign bank and his name was
enrolled as an Indian voter – all that is needed to
prove one’s nationality.
he proved to be a Pakistani national, spying for the notorious
"Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)".
officers say Sami’s arrest underlines the deep penetration
role played by Pakistani moles in India. It shows how easy
it is to obtain Indian official documents – for a price.
zeroed in on Sami wanted for murder in Pakistan, promising
to settle him in India if he agreed to do bidding. It was
an offer Abdul couldn’t resist,” a senior officer
from May 2003 at a Karachi safe house, Sami was launched here
through Dhaka” he said.
days Abdul settled down. He found an elderly man, Abdul Salam
and a handsome amount convinced him to adopt him as his son.
Within a month he had the ration card and driving license,
issued by the regional transport office here.
ISI gave me computer lessons besides teaching me tricks of
trade”, Sami told his interrogators.
was to get married to a local girl on May 25 but was arrested
three days earlier while sending secret information about
the Indian Army to Pakistan via e-mail from an Internet Café.
is not an exception," an intelligence official said.
days after he was arrested, police in Jabalpur town caught
another Pakistani Ejad-ul-Hassan alias Imran. He too was a
Pakistan spy launched from Bangladesh.
police and the military intelligence raided a photocopy centre
in the cantonment area in Jabalpur and recovered several classified
documents and maps related to army training and an ordnance
20 ‘secret books' were also seized.
Ahmad, arrested in April 2002, was an assistant research officer
at an atomic research institute in Islamabad and had lived
in Bhopal for five years. He came to Bhopal in 1991 on a 90
day visa and then on a 45 day visa six years later but stayed
his illegal stay, Fareed then 46 worked as a Student Islamic
Movement of India (SIMI) office secretary and took part in
its national convention in Delhi. He was also from Karachi.
police had another shock when it came to know of a retired
soldier of Katni district in Madhya Pradesh who recruited
spies to work for ISI.
ex-soldier confessed having visited Dhaka several times with
help from one Abdul Qasim to obtain special training in spying.
others including two each from Katni and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan,
were then arrested Qasim who operated under the code name
“Aman”, was posted at the Pakistani embassy in
ISI agent, Aquib who was arrested in New Delhi, had also stayed
in Bhopal and Indore on several occasions.