Jaipur: Authorities on Friday said they have arrested a Pakistani spy from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, and he has revealed the influx of a large amount of explosives(35 kilo atleast rdx) into the country from the neighbouring nation.
"The accused who identified himself as Nandu is a Pakistani national and entered the country on visa," U R Sahoo, ADG Intelligence told to media.
"He was found in suspicious circumstances in Jaisalmer yesterday and was interrogated. He is now being taken to Jaipur. He will be placed under arrest later," he said.
"We are probing his local connections in the border areas and those who helped him reach there," he said. Jaisalmer borders Pakistan and is 560 km from state capital Jaipur.
Maharaj and his family are residents of Pakistan, but it alleged that for the need of money he opted to become a spy for the country. Nandlal’s interrogation is currently underway in Jaisalmer.
He was also found in possession of various maps and contact details. In order to probe about the location of RDX and other details related to it, anti-terrorist squad has been called in. It is reported that 7-8 of his men fled the scene of arrest and are being currently looked into. A satellite phone was also recovered from Nandlal.
RDX, an initialism for Research Department explosive is an explosive nitroamine used in industrial and military operations. It is often mixed with other explosives such as plegmatizers and plasticizers and is considered as one of the most powerful of the military high explosives.