The Military Intelligence Unit with the help of Anti-Terrorists Squad of Uttar Pradesh nabbed an alleged ISI agent from Chandauli on Friday evening. The 23-year-old accused, said to be a member of a WhattsApp group called ‘Zindagi Na Mileygi’ operated from Pakistan, was sharing photographs of prohibited areas from eastern UP.
Reports said that Mohamed Rasheed, a resident of Chaurgat Padao hamlet of Mugalsarai in Chandauli, was nabbed during a joint operation of Military Intelligence Unit and ATS. He was allegedly involved in collecting inputs about CRPF, Gyanvapi Mosque, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Cantt Railway Station, Dashaswemedh Ghat, Malviya Bridge, Cantonment area etc and also sending footages to his ISI counterparts in Pakistan.
ADG, ATS, Dhruv Kant Thakur claimed that they received a SIM card and were collecting its details. Rasheed was given Rs 5,000 as commission by Pakistani handlers to send inputs from India.
Thakur claimed it was revealed that a total of 56 persons from India were connected to the WhattsApp group. He said they provided those numbers to the state police heads.
He claimed that Rasheed was engaged in pasting posters and banners and some of his relatives were also connected to that WhattsApp group.
Sources said that Rasheed also visited Jodhpur to open a tailoring shop there and conducted a recce of Cantonment area. Further investigations were on to extract more details regarding Rasheed’s operation, especially in UP.
Meanwhile, in Azamgarh, a minor girl was allegedly raped after being abducted from her house, police said on Saturday. The six-year-old girl was asleep in her house when she was allegedly abducted by an unidentified person who raped her, they said. The incident took place on Friday night under Jiyanpur Kotwali police station area. The girl was found lying in an unconscious state on the roadside on Saturday morning by villagers, who informed the police.
The victim has been admitted to a hosptial and further investigations are on, DIG, Azamgarh Range, Subhash Chand Dubey said.