Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   BJP starts preparations for assembly polls after passing of crucial bills in Lok Sabha | Centre remains non-committal on granting statehood to Ladakh | Pampore terror attack mastermind shot dead in Karachi | DGP sanctions welfare loan, relief in favour of police personnel | Nehru’s 2 major blunders made J&K people suffer for years: Amit Shah | Art 370 abrogation harmed bond between J&K and rest of the country: Omar Abdullah | Bomb threat at Jammu school, turns out hoax | Arms, ammo recovered in Rajouri | Srinagar records season's coldest night at minus 2 C | Police attach residential land of LeT terror aide | Missing girl reunited with her family by PS Channi Himmat | Two notorious criminals arrested by PS Channi Himmat kidnapping case solved | General body meeting of senior citizens support services club, Chowadi | Ramban police Swiftly resolves theft case, recovers stolen property worth Rs 2.59 lakhs within 24 hours | CS for enhanced vigil on roads by traffic department | Reserving assembly seats for PoJK refugees, KPs is a step towards Justice: Kavinder Gupta | Crime Branch Jammu Files Charge-sheet against impersonator in Job Scam | DC chairs Block Diwas at Kanispora | Advisor Bhatnagar inaugurates Mega Job Fair at GPC Jammu | Maintain strict vigil on feeders vulnerable to power pilferage: MD KPDCL to XEns | Mother of two breaks stereotype to become first female e-rickshaw driver in Chenab Valley | ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ | Back Issues  
news details
NIA arrests one more person in Visakhapatnam espionage case
11/20/2023 10:44:03 PM
NEW DELHI, Nov 20: The NIA on Monday arrested a man in the Visakhapatnam espionage case, which is related to leak of classified defence information through a Pakistani ISI spy network, a spokesperson of the federal agency said. Amaan Salim Shaikh was arrested from Mumbai following raids at two locations in the Maharashtra capital and another at Hojai in Assam, the official said. He is the third accused to be arrested in the case.
Four people, including Pakistani operatives, were charge-sheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the case.
"Shaikh was found to be involved in the activation of SIM cards that were being used by Pakistani intelligence officers involved in the racket, which first came to light in 2021, when the counter intelligence cell, Andhra Pradesh, registered the case on January 12, 2021, under various sections of Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Official Secrets act," the spokesperson said.
The NIA took over the case in June. During the raids, the spokesperson said, NIA teams also seized two mobile-phones from the location Shaikh was arrested. Two more mobile-phones and a host of sensitive documents were seized from other raided locations.
On July 19, the NIA had filed a charge-sheet against two accused, including an absconding Pakistani national Meer Balaj Khan.
During investigations, it was found that Khan along with arrested accused, Akash Solanki, was part of an espionage module which procured and leaked sensitive vital information pertaining to the Indian Navy to their Pakistan-based handlers
On November 6, the NIA had filed a supplementary charge-sheet against two other accused persons - Manmohan Surendra Panda and Alven. While Panda is under arrest, Alven, a Pakistani intelligence operative, is absconding, the spokesperson said.
The official said investigations are underway in the case and custodial interrogation of Shaikh is expected to yield more leads in the conspiracy relating to attempts by foreign-based entities to obtain sensitive and classified information relating to Indian defence establishments.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center