BSF trooper held for spying sent in 7-day police custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday sent in seven-day police custody BSF head constable Abdul Rasheed arrested on the charge of supplying confidential information to Pakistan’s spy agency ISI.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal remanded Rasheed in police custody till December 7 to allow Delhi Police to question him.

Rasheed, posted with the Border Security Force’s intelligence wing, was arrested along with Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja of Rajouri district on the charge of obtaining secret information related to India’s national security and passing it on to the Inter-Services Intelligence of Pakistan.

Police told the court that his custodial interrogation was required for unearthing the espionage conspiracy.

They said Rasheed was required to be taken to various places in Jammu and Kashmir, including Rajouri district, to find out about his other accomplices.

Rasheed’s questioning would also help in ascertaining the money trail in the whole affair as well as payments he made for the supply of sensitive documents, police added.

Police claimed Rasheed – working in the intelligence wing at the BSF headquarters in Jammu – was supplying secret documents to his handler who too was arrested.

When the court asked if there was any involvement of any senior officers in the espionage case, police said they were yet to come across any such involvement till now though they were probing this issue.

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