Agencies ‘capture RAW agent’

Updated 26 Aug 2015


LAHORE: Law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Tuesday reportedly arrested a “secret agent of Indian agency RAW”.

According to some private TV channels, the intelligence agencies arrested Ilyas, a former cop, at Baseen village near Wagah Border on the charges of spying for RAW. Ilays has been accused of providing information to the Indian spy agency about some senior army and police officials.

The suspect served in the Special Branch Punjab and was deployed on the VVIP protection Unit for 10 years.

The reports say the suspect had travelled to India several times during the last eight years. Maps about sensitive places and other documents have been recovered from him. Ilays has been shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

On the other hand, a Punjab police spokesperson issued a statement quoting DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf as saying “no RAW agent or former police official has been arrested by the intelligence agencies.” He said he talked to the Military Intelligence (MI) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officials but they did not confirm the arrest of the suspect.

Published in Dawn, August 26th, 2015

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