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Police arrest Rajasthan man in Bengaluru for allegedly spying for Pakistan

Monday, 20 September 2021 (18:25 IST)
Bengaluru: In a joint operation by Southern Command military intelligence, city police have arrested a person for allegedly sharing security-related information with Pak-based ISI operatives.

A police officer said the police hunted down the suspect and arrested him on a tip-off from the military intelligence wing of the Southern Command.

The accused is alleged to have taken photos of vital installations and defence establishments and shared them with ISI operatives.

A case has been registered under the Official Secrets Act and other laws.

The accused has been identified as Jitender Singh, who is a resident of Barmer in Rajasthan. He was staying at Jolly Mohalla in Cottonpet area and working as a garment seller in the city.

He was in communication with a Pakistan-based ISI officer over WhatsApp messages, audio and video calls.

Singh was also in possession of a Captain's uniform with which he used to impersonate as an Army officer to carry out these tasks. (UNI)

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