The accused has been recognized as Harpal Singh, a resident of Tarn Taran in Punjab, they stated.
“A extremely motivated and radicalised man was arrested for passing sensitive information to foreign intelligence agency. He conveyed particulars associated to Indian Army personnel, Army actions, location of Army and BSF posts and bunkers on the outposts of India at India-Pakistan border,” a senior police officer stated.
The cash routed by way of hawala channels was used for funding the espionage operation, he stated.
According to police, they received a tip-off that the accused was having hyperlinks with intelligence officers of foreign nations and that he had been receiving funds from his handlers by way of unlawful means for conveying sensitive information relating to nationwide safety.
During investigation, it was discovered that he was working as a farm equipment operator. While doing fencing work on the India-Pakistan border, he discovered a approach to convey the key information or paperwork throughout the border, the officer stated.
“On Monday, police obtained information that Singh was coming to Delhi. He was about to obtain some secret paperwork from his sources. Thereafter, a entice was laid and Singh was apprehended from Majnu Ka Tila space in north Delhi,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sajeev Kumar Yadav stated.
During interrogation, Singh disclosed his involvement in procuring sensitive information and additional conveying it by way of completely different digital channels to his Lahore-based handler Jaspal, police stated.
He was receiving cash from his handler by way of hawala channel for funding the espionage operation. He received the possibility to meet his handler throughout his go to to Oman, police stated.
A cell phone with two SIM playing cards, confidential paperwork of Indian Army and two bus tickets used for the journey have been recovered from his possession, they stated.
Identities and roles of different foreign nationals concerned within the conspiracy are additionally being ascertained. Further investigation is on, police added.