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ISI agent held near IAF station in Punjab

May 29, 2010 22:08 IST

An agent of the Inter Services Intelligence, carrying maps of vital defence installations, was arrested by the Punjab police on Saturday from near the Indian Air Force station in Mullanpur in Mohali district near Chandigarh.

With the arrest of Irfan Ulla, the Punjab police claimed to have foiled another bid of the Pakistan-based ISI to revive militancy in Punjab. A pistol with 20 live cartridges, maps and photographs of IAF stations, airports in different parts of the country and a hand written diary was recovered from him.

Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar told a press conference today evening that the arrested resident of Lahore was an ISI agent and the close aide of dreaded terrorists Ranjit Singh alias Neta, head of the Khalistan Zindabad Force, and his associate Gurmeet Singh Bagga, based in Germany.

"Ulla was spying on IAF stations and airports and sending the secret information to his militant mentors settled abroad," the SSP said. He added that the ISI agent had illegally entered India sometime ago and since then, he had visited several parts of the country on a spying mission.

Bhullar said that after completing his BA, Ulla had procured a degree in computer sciences and since 2006, he had been teaching Physics, English and Mathematics in a school at Lahore.

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