Kashmiri man arrested in Punjab for supplying photos of army cantonment to Pakistan

Chandigarh: A man from Jammu and Kashmir was arrested by Punjab Police on Tuesday for allegedly spying for Pakistan in Pathankot, by clicking photographs of sensitive defence establishments, police said.

Irshad Ahmed, who belongs to Surankote area of Jammu and Kashmir, was working as a labourer with a contractor in Punjab.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Police recovered photographs of Mamun Cantonment, the largest cantonment of the Indian Army, and other defence installations in the area, from the spy's possession, an officer said.

"He was supplying photographs to his ISI handlers in Pakistan," the officer said.

Sources said that based on interrogation of the arrested spy, his brother was also arrested from Jammu region on Tuesday.

Pakistani terrorists had attacked the sensitive Pathankot Air Force Station on 2 January, leaving seven security personnel dead. All six terrorists were killed by security forces.

On 27 July, 2015, three terrorists from Pakistan had attacked Dinanagar town, leaving seven people, including four security personnel, dead.


Updated Date: Feb 02, 2016 20:16 PM

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