Agents of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) are actively attempting to recruit Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who have returned to the island nation after the end of the Eelam war, the Tamil Nadu state intelligence has informed the Centre's Intelligence Bureau.
Thamim Ansari, a Thanjavur man who was arrested recently for suspected links to the ISI, was in Sri Lanka when ISI operative Haji made contact with him.
Intelligence sources say the ISI is hiring the refugees because they are familiar with India and can collect information from the country without raising suspicions.
Sleuths of the 'Q' branch of the state police, who have been monitoring Sri Lankan Tamils, said they have registered a case against ISI operative Haji, his associates Shaji and Amir Zubair Siddiqui , who works as the counsellor in the visa section of the Pakistan high commission in Sri Lanka.
"We have named the accused in the first information report based on Ansari's statement," a police officer said.
State intelligence officials have sought police custody of Ansari for one week to collect more information . A judicial magistrate's court in Trichy has granted police custody of Ansari for one day so investigators can interrogate him.
Inspector-general of police (internal security) Abash Kumar and other senior officials will question Ansari. Police will produce Ansari before the magistrate's court on Saturday seeking that he be remanded in judicial custody. (Times of India)
Srilanka calls itself a friendly nation yet doesn't lose any opportunity to harm Indian interests.
Public Abilik Saturday, 22 September 2012 06:03 AM
That's called karma. That's what happens when India puts snakes inside their sarongs and Vetti's. They start yelling 'Kanavo, Kanavo' (They are biting)
Sangeeth Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:32 AM
Tit for Tat, Pakistani ISi will destroy TN very soon
Sammy Sunday, 23 September 2012 04:57 AM
What do Tamil Nadu politicians have to say about this?
Fusion Sunday, 23 September 2012 07:32 AM
You obviously have no idea how ruthless Pakistan's ISI is. Pak civilian govt actually has little control over them.
perera Sunday, 23 September 2012 08:11 AM
good show pakistan
sach Monday, 24 September 2012 04:10 AM
How has SL harmed indian interests here? It displays two things, 1. Weakness of Sln intelligence network 2. Lack of cooperatrion and coordination btwn Sl and Ind authorities when it comes to terrorism. 3. Juvenile acts by TN politicians prevent SL and Ind forming a good defence cooperation which is needed by both SL and Ind (especially TN).
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