Acting on leads provided by ISI suspect Aftab Ali, arrested from UPâs Faizabad on Wednesday, the UP ATS picked up Altaf Qureshi on Wednesday night from south Mumbaiâs Masjid Bunder and Javed Iqbal from Agreepada, also in Mumbai, on Thursday morning, IG UP-ATS Aseem Arun said in Lucknow.
The capture came after the UP ATS yesterday captured another speculated ISI specialist, Aftab Ali, child of Wajid Ali, from Faizabad. Javed used to get instructions from Pakistan and at his behest Qureshi often deposited money in Aftab's bank account, an ATS official said after doing the duo's interrogation.
Apart from Aftab, another suspect was taken into custody and id being questioned, said the police official adding that more arrests were likely. He added that he got a call from Pakistan saying 'Dava-paani ke liye paise bhej do (send some pocket money)' to the alleged ISI agent Ali.
The ATS officials said one of Ali's aides has also been detained for quizzing over the suspicion of his involvement in assisting him.
Aftab was also allegedly keeping a close vigil on troop movement in the area, especially between Faizabad and Lucknow and deployment of Army battalions. "The people residing in Dorji have good reasons to be in touch with the people in Pakistan".Читайте также: Five Medical Marijuana License Holders Exercise Right to Remain Silent
"Based on electronic surveillance of his cell phone, we developed more information about his activities and arrested him on Wednesday", an official said.
"The group, allegedly trained by Pakistan's ISI, has reportedly been asked to target Ayodhya, Varanasi, Vrindavan, and the Taj Mahal in Agra", UP police had said. "We are coordinating with other agencies to thwart such attempts", Arun said.
Investigators are also investigating possible links between Naviwala and Hussain Khan, arrested in a countrywide sweep by Central and State agencies in January 2016.
According to the latest alert, the ISI is planning to launch attacks in the northern state under the code name "Operation Krishna India".
Police said more inputs about the ISI racket will known after going through the accused's mobile phone. A Khurasan module was unearthed after Saifullah's death in March.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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