A suspected Pakistani spy, who was in the national capital for the last one year doing recce of Army installations, was arrested here with police on Tuesday claiming that they have recovered confidential documents related to the Indian Army from his possession.
Sajjad Haider (43), hailing from Lahore, was apprehended by a team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell from Samalkha village here on September 14 on a tip-off from central intelligence agencies, a senior police official said.
He has revealed names of certain persons who facilitated his activities in India, who are being questioned, the official said adding that he was staying in the capital with a fake name Mohd. Pervez.
“Confidential documents related to the Indian Army, a fake Indian driving license, a PAN card along with Western Union money transfer receipts, rent agreements, SIM cards and phones have been recovered from his rented accommodation in Samalakha,” the official said.
Trained at Military trade craft in Lahore by ISI for five months, the official said, he was tasked to conduct recce of Army installations in Punjab to collect information regarding movements of armed forces.
“He had entered India in September last year through Bangladesh. He was directed by his handlers to first obtain credible Indian IDs to pass off as an Indian. Thereafter he went about the task of procuring forged Identity proof/ documents for himself which would facilitate him in making a base for carrying out his mission successfully,” the official said.
He also revealed that as per the instructions of his mentors, he had received the recovered confidential documents from a source in Delhi and the same was to be sent to one of his Pakistani handler via Dubai through courier.
“He also revealed that after coming to Delhi he initially picked up odd jobs in Okhla Industrial Area and started developing contacts with other logistic providers in the area,” the official said.
He managed to procure fake Indian driving license and PAN card through local agents. Soon he also procured mobile SIM cards of different companies on the basis of his fake driving license and on the basis of IDs of other persons.
After staying for some time in Okhla area, he took a rented room at Govindpuri, and later shifted to Samalakha.
“In between, he came in contact with one married lady and started cohabiting with her and her daughter in order to camouflage himself as a family man. During this period accused worked as a driver on different cabs attached with call centers at Gurgaon and Delhi,” the official said.