KARACHI -  The law enforcement agencies on Saturday arrested another Indian spy working for Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). He was living illegally in Pakistan for the last five years.

The accused identified as Arshad Hussain was arrested during a raid near Jail Chowrangi by Foreigners Registration Cell located near Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.

“He had arrived here from Bombay in 2011,” said an official of the Foreigners Registration Cell, Arif Adukat. “Later he arranged fake Pakistani passports, CNIC, educational documents and other documents to prove his Pakistani nationality and started living in Pakistan illegally by showing himself a legal Pakistani.”

A laptop, SIM cards, internet devices, Indian and Pakistani passports and other documents were also recovered from his possession. “I used to arrange fake documents for the Indians to arrive Pakistan and Pakistanis for travelling to India,” said the officer while quoting the accused. An FIR No 13/16 under Foreign Act has been registered against him with the Airport police station. Further investigation is underway. The LEAs had ramped up action against spies after different networks of Indian intelligence agency were unmasked. Dozens of accomplices and several agents were apprehended from different areas of Balochistan and Sindh in the recent past.

Two Pakistani facilitators of Indian intelligence were identified last month. Reportedly, both Mehmood Siddique and Khalil Behrami helped spies command and spread unrest in the metropolitan. The intelligence agency of India shifted both the spies back to their homeland after Kulbushan Jhadav’s arrest.

Hundreds of security operations were carried out using information provided by the arrested agent of RAW, Kulbhushan Jadhav. He was arrested in March in Balochistan and had confessed of working for Indian interest that threatened Pakistan’s stability.

In a video confession released by armed forces, Jadhav confessed to having links with terrorists and target killers in Karachi and Balochistan. He admitted his affiliation with the RAW and stated that he was an in-service naval officer who started working in the intelligence department in 2003.

Jadhav provided different tip-offs to law enforcement agencies that led to several key arrests in different parts of the country.

In April, two Indian agents were arrested in Thatta city of Sindh by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD). Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) of CTD, Naveed Khawaja had said that detained Saddam Hussain alias Roshan and Bacchal Solangi ran a large network of Indian spies working as fishermen in Thatta and other cities.

According to reports, the Indian spy had been changing his residence frequently and traveled to six countries as well.

Moreover, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Karachi police seized a huge cache of weapons over information provided by an under custody accused here on Saturday.

SSP Farooq Awan said after being pointed out by the under custody culprit identified as Saeed, the SIU conducted operation in Ibrahim Haideri locality of Karachi. During the action, huge cache of arms including light machine guns (LMGs), Kalashnikovs, triple two rifles, 7mm rifles and four hand grenades were recovered. Awan said weapons were provided to the accused by the Ameer of Punjabi Taliban for carrying out terror activities.

3 TARGET KILLERS SENT

ON 90-DAY REMAND

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) gave 90 days remands of three target killers to Rangers on Saturday. The Rangers produced three culprits including Babu Bhara alias Bhangi, Ali Ahmad alias Ashrafi and Junaid Ali before the ATC Special Court.

The lawyers of Rangers informed the court that three culprits were involved in acts of terrorism, bomb blasts, target killing and other serious crimes and they have admitted targeted killing of more than 30 people. The ATC after hearing the case handed over the culprits into Rangers custody for 90 days.