NEW DELHI -- BSF head constable Abdul Rasheed, arrested for allegedly spying for Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, was today remanded in police custody till 7 December by a Delhi court.
Rasheed, who was posted as a head constable at BSF head quarters, intelligence wing at Jammu, was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khangwal by the crime branch of Delhi Police which sought his custodial interrogation for unearthing the entire conspiracy.
Seeking seven days police custody of Rasheed, the police alleged that he was involved in spying activities and several incriminating documents have been recovered from his house.
The police said he was required to be taken to various places in Jammu and Kashmir, including Rajouri district, and questioned for identification of his associates.
"Rasheed was working at the intelligence unit of BSF head quarters at Jammu where each and every document was secret in nature and he was supplying the documents to his associates," the police said.
At this juncture, the judge asked the police, "Is there any involvement of any senior officers?"
Responding to the court's query, the police said, "Not yet. We are doing the probe. He (Rasheed) is required to be interrogated for ascertaining the money trail as well and the payments made to him for supply of documents."
The court also said that the matter pertains to national security.
As soon as the proceedings commenced, the judge asked Rasheed to take the cover off his face.
Besides Rasheed, Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja (44), a resident of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir, was intercepted and arrested in connection with the case at New Delhi railway station while he was on his way from Jammu to Bhopal yesterday.
Three others who were arrested in Kolkata yesterday in the case were -- Irshad Ansari (51), a contract labourer with Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), his son Asfaq Ansari (23) and a relative Mohammed Jahangir.
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