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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Two Indian spies arrested from Gilgit: Is India planning a false flag operation?

Two more Indian spies have been arrested from Gilgit. The authorities in Pakistan believe that the Indian establishment intends to destabilize Pakistan in order to divert the former’s attention from what is going on in Kashmir.

Two alleged Indian spies have been arrested from Gilgit, local police said on Friday. Police said that the two individuals belong to Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and were identified as Muhammad Wani and Feroz Ahmad Lone.

Both individuals were presented before the media and they confessed to espionage in Pakistan on the behest of India. The detained spies said that Indians had intimidated them into working for them against Pakistan.

Recently, an Additional Sub-Inspector (ASI) of the Karachi (Sindh) Police was taken under arrest over allegations of having links with Indian spying agency, RAW.

According to details, the accused was caught from Gulistan e Jauhar area of the metropolis. The arrest was undertaken by local police officials along with the Special Services Unit (SSU) of law enforcement.

It has been revealed that the detained officer was found involved in acts of terrorism in the country and was also an active member of the city’s target killers’ team.

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The police officer was currently performing his duties at the Shahrah e Faisal police station in Karachi and was a resident of Gulistan e Jauhar. Two hand grenades have been recovered from the residence of Shehzad Pervez who is being claimed as an important member of the notorious ’Mehmood Siddiqui Group’ which is touted to have strong connections with Indian spying agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Indian spies arrested: India is destabilizing Pakistan?

India has always been responsible for exploiting ethnic fault lines in Pakistan. It is worth recalling that Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian army officer working in Pakistan, was arrested during an intelligence operation conducted in Balochistan in March 2016, and he was apprehended after illegally crossing the Baloch border from Iran. Jadhav was travelling on an original Indian passport under the fake name of Hussein Mubarak Patel.

Later, recorded video statements of his confession were released, where a comfortable and at-ease Jadhav was seen confessing all his crimes of espionage. He revealed that he was working under the directives of India’s premier spy agency, RAW, and confessed about his involvement in subversive activities and terrorist attacks targeting Karachi and Balochistan.

In April 2017, a verdict of the Pakistani military court awarded Jadhav a death sentence after holding him responsible for espionage and subversive activities.

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Jadhav later filed a clemency petition before the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and his plea for mercy is still pending before the Army Chief.

India then approached the International Court of Justice to file a case against Pakistan for not providing Jadhav with consular access. Pakistan then implemented what the ICJ had said. India was not only exposed before the world but also the ICJ did not ask Pakistan to release the spy.

Indian spies arrested from Germany

German prosecutors have charged an Indian man with spying on the Sikh community and Kashmir activists in Germany for India’s intelligence service for more than two years, reported Al Jazeera. The federal prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday that espionage charges against the suspect, identified only as Balvir S in line with German privacy rules, were filed at a state court in Frankfurt.

He is accused of agreeing to pass the information on Sikhs and the ‘Kashmir movement’ and their relatives to an employee of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the foreign intelligence agency of India, on or before January 2015.

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According to prosecutors, the suspect was in regular telephonic and personal contact with the Germany-based intelligence officer and passed on information ‘in numerous cases’ until December 2017. “He allegedly provided information about figures in the Sikh opposition scene and the Kashmiri movement and their relatives in Germany, and passed this on to his handlers who were working at the Indian consulate general in Frankfurt,” the higher regional court in the city said in a statement earlier this week.