Government: 24 ISI agents arrested for spying for the Pakistani intelligence

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NEW DELHI: As numerous as 24 ISI operators have been captured for spying for the Pakistani insight organization so far this year, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

“In addition to these 24 agents, one Pakistani spy agent detected in October 2016 was Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi based intelligence officer Mehmood Akhtar,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said replying a written question

Of those, who were captured so far this year, nine were distinguished in Rajasthan, six in Punjab, two in Gujarat, two in Jammu and Kashmir, one in Uttar Pradesh and four in Delhi. Mr Ahir said a portion of the staff posted in Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi is suspected to be required in running undercover work organize.

The official who was captured by the Delhi Police for spying was thusly pronounced persona-non-grata by the Indian powers.

“The Government is taking adequate steps to counter such incidents in future. The Government is resolutely committed to take all necessary steps to ensure the security of the nation and the safety of our citizens,” he said.