BHUJ: The Kutch police arrested a councillor and an employee of the Gandhidham municipality on Friday for allegedly helping two ISI agents during their stay in Kutch between February 2005 and December 2006. Police inspector Dilip Agrawat said Ajit Chavda, Bahujan Samaj Party councillor of the Gandhidham municipality and clerk Pradumansinhji Jadeja were arrested on charges of helping ISI agents Adil Abdul Nazim Ahemad Bhatti and Abdul Shakur Hafiz Abdul Raheman. While Chavda had given Bhatti a certificate saying he knew him, Jadeja had put Bhatti in touch with Chavda. Bhatti and Raheman were allegedly trying to recruit sleeper agents in Gujarat.
They were brought to Bhuj from Lucknow on Thursday on a transfer warrant. The police also arrested two local persons from Bhuj including Mohammad Ali Saiyed, an STD-PCO owner. Saiyed had not only allowed Bhatti to make calls from his phone booth but had also helped him in preparing his identification documents.
The chief judicial magistrate has granted twelve days’ remand for the four accused. Bhatti had acquired an Indian passport in the name of Javed Yakub Haldarwala and also taken pictures of the Kandla port apart from sending emails containing details of troop movement of the Indian Army to Pakistan.
Courtesy: Times of India - New Delhi,India