A Delhi court on Monday remanded Border Security Force head constable Abdul Rasheed to police custody for seven days for allegedly spying for Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence. While asking for the custody of the accused, investigators told the court that they have to track the "money trail" and identify his possible accomplices in the case, reported PTI. Allowing the Delhi Police's plea, the court observed that the matter pertains to national security.
The Delhi Police on Sunday busted an organised espionage racket and arrested the Jammu and Kashmir resident on charges of leaking confidential information to ISI. The Indian Express reported that five people were held in total. Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, in Delhi said that Rasheed was one of the ISI’s prime sources of information.
Khan had boarded a train for Bhopal when he was caught in New Delhi. He allegedly traded information on India’s defence forces for money and was on his way to Bhopal to recruit more people to spy for the ISI. The Times of India reported that Khan was the handler of several agents in India. Police had been following the duo for a few days after receiving information on their spying activities.