ISI espionage case: Congress workers protesting against MP Govt. detained

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] Feb. 22 (ANI): Congress workers on Wednesday staged a protest against the Madhya Pradesh government outside Vidhan Sabha in Bhopal over various issues, including the ISI espionage case. Some of the protesters were detained. The protest came a day after the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested one more person in connection with the Bhopal ISI espionage case. The accused, identified as Manoj Mandal from Bihar's Jamui district, was produced before the Bhopal court. Earlier on February 19, 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. 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 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)