The Delhi Police on Thursday said that two people have been arrested for allegedly providing classified documents to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The arrests have been made under the Official Secrets Act and one of the accused is from the Army.
Notably, the police said that the Army headquarters has confirmed the ‘classified’ nature of the documents in question. The Delhi Police launched an investigation into the issue after its crime branch received information that some sensitive documents related to defence establishment were being sent to the neighbouring country through a spy network.
Vegetable supplier arrested
Earlier this week, a 34-year-old man Habeebur Rehman, who used to supply vegetables at the Pokhran Army base camp, was arrested for allegedly securing sensitive documents from Army personnel for money and passing them on to the ISI.
The vegetable supplier was arrested on Tuesday by the Delhi Police from Rajasthan. Police said Rehman’s relatives are based in Pakistan’s Sindh. He had gone there and met some people who are involved in the spy racket.
What police said
At a press conference, special commissioner of police (crime) Praveer Ranjan said, “We got input about the involvement of one Habibur Rehman. Our team then conducted a raid and arrested him from Pokhran after due verification. Some secret documents were recovered from his possession and a case was registered against him under the Official Secrets Act.”
During the investigation, it was found that an Army personnel, Paramjit, was the link man in the crime. He was earlier posted at Pokhran where he came in contact with Rehman who asked him to share the secret documents, the officer said. Paramjit is currently posted as a clerk at Agra Cantt, police said.
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