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PTI catches spy at Khan’s residence

Gill says the spy was sent to install a specific device to record the communication at the former premier’s residence.

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Previously ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) claimed on Sunday that it has caught an employee who was working as a spy at party’s chairman Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence, tasked with spying to acquire “crucial information.”

PTI leader Shahbaz Gill talked to media persons while sitting beside the “spy” and said that the man was sent to install a specific device to record the communication at the former premier’s residence.

Gill showed a black USB-like device, saying it was an extremely sensitive gadget that could record voice in the room where it was installed and the one beside it.

“He was given Rs50,000 and told to install the device. Upon completing the initial task, he would carry out this task regularly,” the former PM’s aide claimed.

Gill added that the man was tasked with finding the man to establish his contact with the operators after he was told that he didn’t have access to Imran Khan’s room.

“It is a password-protected device and runs with the help of software and has a tiny mic in it,” the PTI leader said.

He feared the man could have been asked to plant an explosive device inside the PTI chief’s residence next.

Gill told media persons that lawyers and other party experts wanted action against the man, but Imran Khan did not want to.

Taking to Twitter, the Islamabad police said that “a reporter belonging to a local private TV channel had handed over a man who couldn’t talk properly and so he hadn’t been identified yet.”

It further stated that “medical tests would be carried out to ascertain the mental and physical condition of the suspect detained.”

The law enforcement agency further said that “the man, as per reports, had been under arrest inside Bani Gala since yesterday.”

It added that “the reporter who handed over the man to the police did not provide any evidence or details about him. However, police are investigating the incident and will soon reveal details about it.”

The Islamabad police also said they “had not been provided with a list of the Bani Gala employees despite multiple requests to Imran Khan in this regard, adding that they could not check their background without it.”