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'RAW officer' arrested in Balochistan

Updated March 24, 2016

QUETTA: Security forces in Balochistan on Thursday claimed the arrest of a man who is 'a serving officer in the Indian Navy and deputed to the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).'

The man was arrested during a raid in the province, a security official who declined to be named since he was not authorised to speak to the media told DawnNews, giving no details of the exact location the agent was arrested from.

He said the 'RAW officer' had been shifted to Islamabad for interrogation, as he was suspected of involvement in various acts of terrorism and other subversive activities in Balochistan.

"The spy had links with separatist elements in Balochistan," said the security official.

The official added that the individual was also involved in acts of sectarian terrorism and terror attacks in Karachi.

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed the arrest of an Indian spy from the southern part of the province.

"The arrest has proved Indian involvement in Balochistan", Bugti said. Bugti added that the Indian spy was sponsoring terrorist and subversive activities in Balochistan.

Bugti last year claimed RAW and NDS are behind the funding and training of Baloch Republican Army (BRA) militants.