ITANAGAR, Jan 9 - A man suspected to be a spy of Pakistan intelligence agencies has been arrested in Anjaw district, Army sources said. The accused has been identified as Nirmal Rai, a resident of Sadiya in Assam’s Tinsukia district, they said.
State DGP SBK Singh, when contacted, said Rai had been working as an Army porter at Kibithu and Dichu – two border posts along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
He was arrested on January 6 by Army personnel and handed over to Arunachal Pradesh Police a day after, the DGP said.
“Rai worked at a burger shop in Dubai between 2016 and 2018 before moving to Kibithu,” he said, adding that more details in the case would be available after interrogation.
Army sources told this news agency that Rai had been under watch for over a month due to his suspicious behaviour.
The suspected spy was probably trained and recruited by a Dubai-based handler of Pakistan’s ISI, an Army personnel said. “He was involved in passing on sensitive information on location and deployment of Army units, weapon profiles and artillery guns at Kibithu, as well as infrastructure development along the LAC,” he said. – PTI