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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 15:52 IST

Probe Widens to Railways as Arrested 'Pakistani Spy' Turns Out to be Indian Railways Employee

Days after nabbing an alleged Pakistani spy in Jammu, Central Intelligence Agency is expanding its probe to Indian Railways in Jammu

Gursimran Singh
delhi police
The accused was reportedly posted in a key office of the Railways in Jammu | Image:PTI
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Jammu: Days after nabbing an alleged Pakistani spy in Jammu, Central Intelligence Agency is now expanding its probe to Indian Railways in Jammu as the suspect who was nabbed last week turned out to be an employee of the Indian Railways. The accused was reportedly posted in a key office of the Railways in Jammu. The said person was reportedly posted in the IT wing of the Railways and the agency is now looking into every possible angle.

Officials said that there is nothing that Central Agency is suspecting anyone else to be part of this, but since he was an employee of Indian Railways, and the Railways has always maintained that it extends full support to all investigations. The Central Agency is probing if he was working in association with someone else or was the sole spy for handlers from across the border. His place of posting, being sensitive, also makes this case concerning for agencies, added the official privy to development.

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Last week, the Central Intelligence Agency nabbed a person who was spying for Pakistani handlers and was passing sensitive information across the border. The person is from Rajasthan and was in Jammu for long. He was nabbed from Jammu Railway Station. During investigation, it came to light that the suspect is an employee of the Indian Railways and was posted in Jammu for over a year.

The suspect was sending the photos of vital installations of security forces in Jammu to handlers across the border. The suspect sent the One Time Password (OTP) to a handler in Pakistan to activate WhatsApp with an Indian number, while sitting in Pakistan. After activation of the Indian WhatsApp number, he was sending photos of key installations of security forces to that Indian number, being operated via WhatsApp in Pakistan. He came on radar of Central Intelligence Agency, after which he was nabbed from the Railway Station area of Jammu.

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The probe agency suspects that this could be a case of honey trap, which Pakistani Intelligence Agency ISI is using to lure locals in India to get strategic information of key assets and Pakistan exploited the information several times. The agency is also probing if some financial transactions are involved or not.

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 15:52 IST

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