ISI terror module busted in Gujarat; 3 held
The Ahmedabad crime department on Wednesday arrested three individuals for allegedly setting ablaze seven retailers right here as half of a bigger conspiracy of Pakistan’s spy company ISI to unfold terror by luring unsuspecting petty criminals in want of cash, officers stated.
They have been booked beneath IPC sections for waging warfare towards the federal government and provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), they stated.
An unidentified ISI agent, with out revealing his true identification or motive, had allegedly lured the three males to set the retailers on hearth right here in Gujarat as a part of the ISI’s plans to unfold terror, jeopardise inner safety and trigger financial losses to India, the police stated.
Those arrested have been recognized as Bhupendra Vanzara, Anil Khatik and Ankit Pal, they stated.
Pal was admitted to hospital beneath police safety as he had examined constructive for coronavirus.
As directed by the ISI handler, who used to determine himself as Baba Bhai and has a number of Facebook profiles with related names, the three accused set ablaze seven fabric retailers in Kalupur space right here on the evening of March 20, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Premvir Singh instructed reporters.
“After the incident, we received intelligence inputs that the shops were deliberately set on fire by some men at the behest of the ISI. Following a detailed probe into the matter, we nabbed the three men,” he stated.
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Vanzara is a petty prison and got here in contact with the ISI agent by means of Facebook, the official stated.
Baba Bhai, with out revealing his identification or motive, supplied cash to Vanzara to kill random individuals and set retailers afire, the official claimed.
“Vanzara had earlier taken ₹25,000 from the ISI agent through Paytm to buy a gun,” Mr. Singh stated.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Chaitanya Mandlik stated Baba Bhai used to ship pal requests to individuals having prison mentality and people in want of cash.
“We traced some of the IP addresses, used by the ISI agent to chat with Vanzara, to Karachi, which establishes the ISI connection. This was a money trap laid by them to lure Indian citizens to spread terror and cause economic losses,” Mr. Mandlik stated.
The trio and the unidentified ISI agent, who was giving directions to them from overseas, have been booked beneath Indian Penal Code Sections 121 (waging warfare towards the federal government) and 120-B (prison conspiracy), and related provisions of the UAPA, the police stated.