New Delhi, January 9: A suspected Pakistani spy was arrested by the Indian Army from a village near Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh. The suspected spy, identified as Nirmal Rai, is a resident of Sadiya in Assam's Tinsukia district. Rai was booked under the Official Secrets Act and Section 120B of the Indian Penal Code.
According to initial reports, the suspected spy was working as a porter with the Indian Army at Kibithu and Dichu villages. He was arrested by the Army’s Intelligence and Field Surveillance Unit. Rai was under watch for over a month due to his suspicious behaviour.
A mobile phone and some sensitive details were recovered from the suspect who was reportedly in contact with Pakistan's ISI officer in Dubai. “Rai belongs to a Nepali community. He worked at a burger shop in Dubai between 2016 and 2018 before moving to Kibithu,” Assam Director General of Police (DGP) SBK Singh told PTI.
“He was involved in passing on sensitive information on location and deployment of army units, weapon profiles and artillery guns at Kibithu, as well as infrastructure development along the LAC,” an Army personnel was quoted as saying.