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KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of police on Saturday claimed to have arrested two fishermen over their alleged links to the Indian spy agency RAW.

Acting on a tip-off, the police detained Saddam Husain and Mohammed Bachal in the Shah Bander area in Thatta, said CTD Investigation SSP Naveed Khowaja.

He added that the suspects revealed that they had been persuaded by another Pakistani fisherman, Mohammed Khan, to work for Raw in return for permission to fish in Indian waters and money.

The two suspects entered India through Shah Bander and met RAW operatives, Kiran and Arjun, at the Bhuj police station. They were provided a camera and tasked to take pictures of sensitive installations of Pakistan Navy and Coast Guards in Thatta and Karachi.

SSP Khowaja said that between 200 and 300 employees of the local government department had links with the Indian intelligence agency. Police had written a letter to the LG department to provide details of such employees, he added.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2016