Delhi Police has registered a case under the Official Secrets Act against Habib ur Rahman, who was arrested from Pokhran in Rajasthan, for spying on Indian defence establishments and for the possession of crucial maps and documents of the Indian Army.
Rahman worked for Pakistan‘s ISI and had visited the country, the Delhi Police Crime Branch has said. They are questioning the arrested man further.
The Delhi Police Crime Branch has recovered confidential documents and maps of Indian Army installations from his possession. The accused said that the documents were given to him by Paramjit Kaur, an Indian soldier deployed in Agra.
Officers are now questioning Paramjit Kaur. They will soon hand her over to Delhi Police for further probe.
Rahman was supposed to hand over the documents to one Kamal. Police have nabbed a few other suspects and also suspect the involvement of a bigger racket.
Delhi Police has said Rahman had been supplying vegetables to the army base camp in Pokhran on a contractual basis for the past few years.
Rahman is a resident of Bikaner in Rajasthan. He was working as a contractor for many years and currently had the tender to supply vegetables to the Indian Army’s Pokharan base camp. He used to supply vegetables at the government-run Indira Rasoi canteen in Pokharan.
Based on inputs shared by the intelligence unit, a team of Delhi Police Crime Branch apprehended the suspect on 13 July from Pokhran.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the nabbed suspect used to get sensitive documents from an Army official posted at the base camp and further provided them to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), a senior police officer said.
The army officer allegedly used to make money for each document he provided, he said.
The police, however, did not disclose further details saying the matter is under investigation and facts are being verified.