Indian authorities today nabbed a total of three Pakistani spies. Two named Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangid were apprehended in Delhi and the 3rd person named Sohaib, who managed to escape from Delhi, was caught in a train at Merta Road in Rajasthan.
Of the three, Maulana Ramzan was an Imam at a local mosque in Nagaur who was responsible for recruiting locals for espionage. Sohaib was a passport and visa agent who allegedly made fake passports for Pakistani Spies. The third one, Subhash Jangid, had contested the 2013 Rajasthan assembly elections from Khinwsar constituency.
We managed to procure his affidavit submitted to the Rajasthan Election commission where his name is listed as only Subhash. In the affidavit he was stated as married with total assets worth Rs. 3.12 lakhs. He polled a total of 1939 votes in that election. So even an apparent average recruit by the Pakistani agencies could fool around 2000 people in the locality.
As reported in the Hindustan Times, Subhash and Ramzan were old friends, with Subhash having a clothes shop and Ramzan a grocery shop in the city of Nagaur. Subhash was in debt after the elections and was alleged to have been lured into spying by Ramzan.
These spies reportedly leaked the location of military and paramilitary forces at the Indo-Pak border, especially in Gujarat and Sir Creek area. They and Mahmood Akhtar, the man who worked at the Pakistan High Commission’s visa department and who held even an Aadhar card in the name of Mehboob Rajput , were held on Wednesday night near the Delhi Zoo. Akhtar used to pay them for documents they could leak to Pakistan.
These spies reported to Mahmood, who used to give specific tasks to them. The most shocking aspect that has come to light is that Ramzan had relatives in the Border Security Force (BSF), who used to provide the information and documents that they passed to Mahmood. The two spies have been sent to police remand for 12 days, while Akhtar has been asked to leave India. Reports say that around a dozen BSF officers too are now under scanner.
In total, 46 Pakistani spies have been arrested since 2013 with the latest excluding today’s being on 22nd October from Sambha sector in Jammu & Kashmir.
The core issues here would be:
1. How did an alleged Pakistani spy contest elections in India?
2. How did an alleged Pakistani spy get confidential information from BSF?
3. How did an alleged Pakistani spy obtain an Aadhar card?