Rita Chowdhury

Guwahati, January 10, 2019:

A suspected Pakistani spy has been arrested from a border village in Arunachal Pradesh.

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The accused identified as Nirmal Rai resided in Tinsukia district in Assam. He was working with the Army as a porter in Kibithu and Dichu villages.

A military intelligence unit arrested him near Kibithu. Rai was handed over to the police and booked under the Official Secrets Act and Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code. Confidential documents and several pictures of Army installations and bridges were found on his phone.

According to the official sources, the investigation revealed that Nirmal Rai was in touch with an Indonesian woman living in Dubai and a Pakistani man who were involved with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Islamabad’s spy agency.

The investigation has also revealed that Rai passed on sensitive information about the location and deployment of Army profiles, weapon profiles and artillery in Kibithu to his handler.

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