Uttarakhand cook held for bugging house of Indian envoy to help ISI of Pakistan

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As per Anti-Terrorism Squad sleuths, Pakistan’s notorious spy agency offered to pay the cook in lieu of secret information

 

The Hush Post: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) sleuths have arrested a man from Digihat on the charges of sharing secret information with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency of Pakistan.

The man, identified as a 43-year-old Ramesh Singh Kanyal, was arrested by ATS sleuths on Wednesday, a report said.

A resident of Pithoragarh district’s Kirola village, Kanyal was picked up by an ATS team from Uttar Pradesh. Later Kanyal was produced before a court, which sent him into the custody of ATS, the report said.

ATS Inspector General (IG) Asim Arun reportedly said the accused was arrested on the charges of espionage.

As per information given by the district police, Kanyal was taken to Pakistan by an envoy to work for him as a cook. During his stay in Pakistan from 2015 to 2017 he was allegedly approached by ISI officials, who promised to pay him for crucial information related to national security, the report said.

A news agency reported that that Kanyal had even bugged the diplomat’s house with the ISI’s assistance to get the information they needed. Kanyal’s brother works in the Army.

The ATS team reportedly recovered a SIM card and a mobile phone of Pakistani make from Kanyal’s possession. He came up on the ATS radar after Army intelligence tipped it off on his activities, the report said.

An FIR has been registered against Kanyal by the Uttar Pradesh’s ATS, it was reported.

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