Bhopal espionage case: One more arrested, produced before court

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday arrested one more in connection with the Bhopal ISI espionage case. The accused, identified as Manoj Mandal from Bihar's Jamui, was produced before the Bhopal court. Earlier on Sunday, Hawala operator Jabbar, who was arrested by the MP ATS from Delhi in connection with the same, was sent to police remand till February 23. Jabbar was working closely with mastermind Balram Singh, who was arrested earlier in the same case. This came a day after the ATS made its 12th arrest Sahyog Singh in connection with the case. Earlier on February 9, the ATS busted an international call racket that allegedly helped ISI agents to spy on India's military operations. ATS chief Sanjeev Shami said that the accused were arrested in November 2016 in Jammu for collecting and using information of strategic interests for espionage. "They were being funded by a person in Satna. Five persons from Gwalior, three from Bhopal, two from Jabalpur and one from Satna were arrested," he said. Shami further said the accused converted internet calls to cellular network and acted as medium for overseas handlers to contact people in India. "The arrested men are accused of supplying information regarding army and Air Force in Madhya Pradesh. Complicity of some employees of telecom companies also surfaced," he said. In January, the Uttar Pradesh ATS had arrested 11 people who were running a similar exchange. (ANI)