In a major breakthrough, Delhi Police have arrested a suspected Pakistani spy on charges of blackmailing a woman colonel on the internet. According to police, the man who is having links with ISI, has been identified as Mohd Pervez.
Police said that Pervez, who is in his early 30s, was nabbed on September 13 for allegedly threatening to upload morphed pictures of a woman colonel on social media networks. During police investigation it was found that he had visited Pakistan a few times. The case was then transferred to the Special Cell for probe.
A woman colonel filed a police complaint in Dwarka, alleging that she had been receiving morphed and obscene pictures through WhatsApp from two unknown numbers. She was threatened that if she did not speak to the sender of the messages, the pictures would be circulated on the internet. After she blocked the two numbers, the woman colonel's daughter started receiving morphed pictures and messages from the Facebook profile of a woman, police said.
The person sending the pictures and messages asked the woman's daughter to speak to the sender and threatened her with uploading the pictures on social media.
The woman colonel approached the police and a case was registered. On the basis of the information gained through the Facebook profile and the records of the two numbers, Parvez was arrested.
During his interrogation, it emerged that he had visited Pakistan and had made SIM cards available to some Pakistani nationals. It was suspected that he is linked with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the police said. He was found to have suspicious antecedents and is being questioned by the Special Cell sleuths in connection with the matter, they said.
It is suspected that he was threatening the woman colonel since he wanted to extract sensitive information from her, an angle that is currently being probed.