News Desk, Amar Ujala, Bhuj
Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Updated Monday, 25 October 2021 09:49 PM IST
Gujarat ATS has arrested a BSF employee from Bhuj headquarters on charges of spying for Pakistan. ATS alleges that the employee sent intelligence information to Pakistan.
Listen to the news
The arrested employee was identified as Mohammad Sajjad. According to a statement released by ATS, he is a resident of Sarola in Rajouri district of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Sajjad was posted to the 74th Bhuj Battalion of the BSF in July this year. He was arrested from the BSF headquarters in Bhuj.
Sajjad joined the BSF in 2012 as a constable. ATS said it was receiving money as a reward for providing intelligence and sensitive information. The money was deposited in the accounts of his brother Wajid and partner Iqbal Rashid. He also traveled to Pakistan for more than a month.
Flew on the Pakistan Samjhauta Express
ATS said his passport was issued by the regional passport office in Jammu. On this passport, he traveled to Pakistan for 46 days between December 1, 2011 and January 16, 2012. ATS reported that he was traveling from Attari railway station to Pakistan by Samjhauta Express train.
ATS said Sajjad used two phones. The last time he set up a SIM was on January 14-15 this year. An examination of the call data records of that number revealed that the SIM was registered under the name of Satyagopal Ghosh of Tripura, which was first activated on 7 November 2020. Sajjad received two calls to this number.
This number is active until November 9 and deactivated on December 25, 2020. The number was subsequently reactivated on December 26. According to ATS, ‘On January 15, 2021, when the number was active, a message arrived at 12.38am. This is followed by a message to this number, which looks like OTP for WhatsApp. After this the number was closed again.
whatsapp is now active in pakistan
The ATS said that he sent the OTP of the accused to Pakistan on this number, where he activated WhatsApp and sent intelligence information. WhatsApp is still active on this number and someone in Paris is using it. According to ATS, the man had an acquaintance with Sajjad.
Also fake on date of birth
Authorities said Sajjad had also defrauded the BSF. He gave his date of birth incorrectly. According to his Aadhaar card, he was born on January 1, 1992, but his passport states that his date of birth was January 30, 1985. Two SIMs and two spare SIMs were seized from him.