PAKISTAN’S notorious ISI, with the assistance of local police has set-up six police stations in the areas close to Indian border, where Indian nationals, visiting their relatives in Pakistan, are being lured in the name of questioning, to work as spy after their return to India.
These revelations were made by Ismail Khan, a school dropout, who was recently arrested by the Indian intelligence agencies at a village near Karanpur in Sri Ganganagar. These Pakistani police stations, named as “question centres”, have been set up at Bhawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, Umer Kot and Karachi, as per the information divulged by this Pakistani spy during interrogation.
According to him ISI keeps the track of those Indians, particularly from Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Barmer, who visits Pakistan to meet their relatives on valid visas. People from both sides of the border, in these areas, have relatives and marriages often take place among them. ISI ensure the presence of their relatives during questioning of Indians to persue them to become spy. If they decline to do so, they are threatened with dire consequences..
Ismail Khan, had agreed to work for Pakistan’s intelligence agencies, during his first visit to Bhawalnagar about two years back, he was given extensive training to handle sophisticated equipments, including computer, during his second visit. He was arrested just few days before the army exercise in the area in the first week of May, by the BSF. They were surprised that his hut like house had modern computers with a broadband internet connection. They also recovered few SIM cards of Pakistan’s mobile companies which are having network in areas close to to the Indian border.
As mobile towers of Pakistan’s mobile companies easily receive the signals from Indian side close to border, these ISI agents are provided with SIM cards to talk to their counterparts in Pakistan.
Call made from these cards, cannot be traced by Indian intelligence agencies in absence of certain technical know-how.
Though Joint Investigation Team on Indian side is keeping the track of Indians who visit Pakistan, in case of Ismail Khan they were not aware about his first visit. They got suspicious about him when he again visited Pakistan early this year. He was under the watch of Indian intelligence agencies since his return from Pakistan in January. Naggi, Khakhia, Ghanoor, Majihwala, Chattargah and Khajuwala villages in Sri Ganganagar and Bikaner districts are very close to the Pakistan border. These villages are dominated by a particular community, which survive on their livestock. They can be seen moving close to border areas to graze their livestock. Ismail Khan, who belongs to this community was given the assignment to keep watch on movement of Indian army and its installation in the area.
About two years back Sajid Hussain, an ISI fugitive of Pak origin, was arrested in Bikaner. He had changed his name and became Lakhan Joshi. He was running a PCO in the heart of the city. Inventories into his bank account, led the intelligence agencies to believe that he was an ISI agent and was regularly getting remuneration via some Arab countries.