Yesterday, Gilgit-Baltistan police claimed to have arrested two Indian spies.
Gilgit-Baltistan government spokesman Faizullah Faraq told that the two spies had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) from the Astor area of Gilgit-Baltistan, where the Indian-administered Kashmir Line of Control falls. He was arrested a few days ago while trying to do so.
Their names are Noor Ahmed Wani and Feroz Ahmed Lone. They said that the said persons were arrested by the border security personnel. “When he was arrested, he told our security personnel that he had accidentally crossed the Line of Control while protecting livestock. That was the fault of both of them because it is very rare in this area of the Line of Control.
He said that there was no movement or protest against India in the area where these two people belong, the people and the youth are supporters of India.
Faizullah Faraq has claimed that both of them belong to Gurez area of Indian-administered Kashmir where Gilgit language is spoken like the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Faizullah Faraq said that in the interrogation of the two spies, they had told our investigative agencies that the two had been forcibly brought into Pakistani territory by the Indian intelligence agency RAW.
He was told to contact the Pakistan Army and tell the Pakistan Army that he wanted an armed struggle against India. Create contacts and share information about Pakistan Army and then Gilgit-Baltistan with RAW. Faizullah Faraq said that these two have told our investigative agencies that we were trained by RAW to become Kashmiri Mujahideen and that we have to form Kashmiri Mujahideen together with Pakistan Army.
Gilgit police produced the two alleged spies before the media to substantiate their claim. Where Feroz Ahmed Lone said that he is a laborer. He said that in 2014, the Indian authorities had called another person Rauf and said that this person would help us. He had arranged for us to meet with RAW officials. He said that we had been threatened by the Indian intelligence agency that if we did not work for them, we and our family would be killed. If we work for them, money will be provided to us and our family.
“When we were ready for work, we were given one lakh rupees and said that another one lakh rupees would be given after the completion of the mission.”
“We have asked the Pakistani government to release us,” said Noor Ahmad Wani, another suspected spy identified by Pakistani authorities.
According to Gilgit police, cases have been registered against them under the provisions of the Security Act. Police say they recovered Indian currency, mobile phones, Indian citizenship and student cards, as well as some devices that could be used for espionage.