Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has arrested an ISI agent from Meerut Cantt area.
Identified as Mohammand Eizaz alias Mohammad Kalam, a resident of Taramadi Chowk, Irfanabad, Islamabad, Pakistan, was arrested when he was on his way to Delhi, IG, STF, Sujeet Pandey told reporters yesterday.
He said that sensitive documents related to Indian Army were also seized from his possession.
"Documents related to Indian Army, Pakistani identity proof, fake voter identity of West Bengal, fake Aadhar card in address of Bareilly district, Delhi Metro card, laptop, pendrives were recovered from his possession," he said.
The officer said that STF had received intelligence that a Pakistani had been sent to western UP through Bangladesh to collect information about activities of Indian Army.
"On information that Eizaz will leave for Delhi from Meerut Cantt station with sensitive and secret information of Indian Army, the STF team arrested him," he said.
During interrogation, the accused revealed that in 2012 he came in contact with the ISI which trained him to work in India from where he had to send information about the Army from western UP and Uttarakhand, Pandey claimed.
In India, he started photography and videography to collect the information and procured the Aadhar card from Bareilly with help of a local, the official said, adding, he had been paid Rs 5.8 lakh till date and his family was paid Rs 50,000 per month in Pakistan.
An FIR against Eizaz has been registered at Sadar Bazar police station of Meerut and intelligence agencies have been informed about his arrest.
With PTI Inputs