Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) wanted a map and other information about Mhow Cantonment, located in MP’s Indore district, sources involved in the Delhi Police probe into a suspected espionage racket have revealed.
This came to light, the sources said, after forensic examination of a CD recovered from the home of suspected ISI operative Kafaitullah Khan in Kalai village in Jammu’s Rajouri district.
The CD reportedly contains recordings of around 20 calls between Khan and two Army men — Farid, posted in West Bengal and Joginder, posted in Jammu, retired havaldar Munwar Hussain, schoolteacher Shabir and BSF head constable Abdul Rasheed, who was recently arrested.
“In one of the conversations, Khan asked Rasheed to arrange the map and details of security personnel movement in Mhow Cantonment…He said the satellite map of Mhow Cantonment on Internet was blurred. Khan also told him that Pakistan-based ISI handler Faisal was keen to get the details and would pay a big amount. He added that Faisal had told him that if he could get the required info, he could inflict serious damage on India,” police sources said. They added that Khan had tapped the conversations to blackmail them if they refused to provide information or demanded more money.
Sources also said a few months ago, Rasheed provided laser grid reports to the handlers. “In border areas of Jammu, laser technology is used to keep a tab on infiltration. A laser grid report is prepared every month. It identifies areas covered under laser technology and the ones that are not. As per the report, BSF personnel are deployed,” police sources said.
Khan also reportedly revealed that he took supari to abduct a Jammu businessman as he needed money to lure Army personnel into stealing information, said sources.
“One of Khan’s friends wanted to marry a girl, but her parents had fixed her marriage with a businessman and the two had got engaged. The boy gave a Rs 3.5 lakh supari to Khan to abduct the businessman,” the sources said. They added that while Khan wanted to kill the businessman, the man who gave supari wanted him to be freed after some weeks.
In a related development, the Crime Branch conducted raids on Wednesday in Rajouri district, but the retired havaldar and school teacher are yet to be nabbed.