New Delhi, Feb 21: A 39-year-old suspected Pakistani spy, staying in India for the past 20 years, was arrested here with Delhi Police today claiming that he was tasked to collect defence related documents and sent it across the border.
Kamran Akbar, who was staying in Kolkata since 1992 and got married to a local girl three years ago, was apprehended by a Crime Branch team from near New Delhi Railway Station on February 13 on a tip-off, DCP (Crime) Ashok Chand said.
“He was recently tasked to come to Delhi to collect defence related documents which were to be sent to his handlers in Pakistan. The man was apprehended while he was on way to board a train for Kolkata after collecting the documents,” he said.
“Sensitive” documents relating to Defence have been recovered from Akbar, who hails from Karachi, Chand claimed.
After leaving his studies in 1990, Akbar had taken up petty jobs and came to Kolkata on a valid Pakistani passport to visit his relatives.
“He came to India through Attari border and stayed with his uncle Mohd Salim in Kolkata. Akbar along with Salim and his associate Asraf Khan went to Goa. Salim had worked as a guide there and was well acquainted with Goa's topography.
“As they were short of funds they committed two house robberies in Goa and during the commission of the second house robbery, they were arrested. Akbar was released from jail in 1996. On his release he came back to Kolkata to the house of his relative at Ibrahim Road. There he got prepared an Indian passport in the name of Asif Hossain,” Chand said.
On this Indian passport, he procured one month visa and went to Pakistan in July 1997.
Chand claimed military Intelligence agencies in Pakistan recruited him after they came to know that he had stayed in India and had acquired an Indian passport.