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Suspected spy, operating in SL arrested

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A suspected spy, passing sensitive defence information to Pakistan's intelligence agency through its High Commission in Colombo, has been arrested in Tamil Nadu, a senior police official said on Monday.

"Thameen Ansari, 33 of Tanjavur district is a frequent visitor to Sri Lanka. He was handled by two Sri Lankans. He was asked to pass on pictures of Indian naval installations, nuclear submarine at Vizag and ports like Karaikal. After watching him for a long time, police apprehended him," Inspector General of Police (Intelligence/Internal Security) Abhash Kumar told IANS.

Ansari was picked up in Trichy on Sunday night, and some CDs confiscated from him.
According to the officials of state police's 'Q' Branch, Ansari was having pictures of military training academy at Wellington in Nilgiri district in the state, Karaikal port, some naval bases and some sketches at the time of arrest.

Police officials said Ansari was handled by the two Sri Lankans who referred to an official of Pakistani mission in Sri Lanka as the "boss".

"Ansari used to email the sensitive information to his handlers. He travelled to Sri Lanka to negotiate the payment details for the data passed on," an official of Q branch told IANS.

Police have registered a first information report (FIR) against the two Sri Lankans and the Pakistani Embassy Official in Sri Lanka, a police official said..

Police will take the help of Interpol as the other accused are in a foreign country.

Ansari was charged under the Official Secrets Act and a local court on Monday remanded him to custody till October 1.

Querried on the alleged involvement of an Indian ex-serviceman, police said it is too early to confirm his role.

 
 

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-10+16 # RamUK 2012-09-18 15:48
I see what JJ is actually worried about. It is all about Indias security she was more worried.LOL
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-15+27 # buffaloa citizen 2012-09-18 16:11
Even though denied, SL is becoming the centre of spying on India for the China and Pakistan. The GOSL can do nothing because they are under obligation.
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-10+3 # veer 2012-09-19 01:49
what's wrong with it?
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-7+26 # sach 2012-09-18 16:17
and our intelligence services knew nothing of that.
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-30+17 # Nalouka 2012-09-18 16:46
Must have been an "oppressed" Sri Lankan muslim!
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-2+9 # Grahaya 2012-09-19 05:51
Sri lanka's knowledge hub.
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-5+5 # Sangeeth 2012-09-19 14:58
Its just an Indian goverment extra efforts to damage relation between two, friendly countries, Pakistan and Srilanka, Pakistanis are our friends and remian forever
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