Amritsar (Punjab), Mar 30: The State Special Operations Cell or SSOC and military intelligence on Thursday arrested a man allegedly working as a spy for Pakistan, the Punjab Police said. The Indian man had been working as a spy for Pakistan intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), for last few months. He, according to the TV reports, was recruited by ISI through Facebook. Also Read - Farm laws: Punjab CM asks state MLAs to accompany him for meeting with President
The alleged spy, identified as Ravi Kumar, was arrested from the Chatiwind police station area in Amritsar district on the basis of specific information received by the Punjab Police. The Police have recovered vital installations, hand-made maps of restricted areas, photocopies of restricted training manuals of the Army and information regarding Army attack formations, news agency PTI reported. Also Read - 'Statement Was Twisted’: After Admitting Role in Pulwama Attack, Pak Minister Seeks Good Relation With India
The preliminary investigation revealed that Amit Kumar he was recruited by an official of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) through Facebook nearly seven months ago. He was then asked to visit Dubai from February 20 to 24 where he was given tasks. He was in touch with the Pakistani intelligence agency through mobile phones and Internet. he was provided funds through Dubai. Also Read - Hoshiarpur Rape: Gandhis Can't See Atrocities Against Women in States Where Congress is in Power, Says BJP
The release said that Kumar gave ISI information on the movement of “Army units, construction of new bunkers on the Indian side of the border, photographs of Army vehicles and their formation signs, exercises and trainings, and activity/construction.”
“It has also come to light that Pakistan-based agencies operate a large number of fake Facebook accounts in the name of young girls who actively try to befriend with unemployed young people and retired/serving officials in the armed force and subsequently try to allure them into espionage activities,” the release further added.