Suspected ISI agent Sushanshu Sudhakar, who was
arrested from Patna on Tuesday, has confessed to the police that a
serving Army sepoy posted at EME Centre, Secunderabad and a retired
Armyman in J&K were his “prime source of information”.
will contact Army headquarters to verify the names and their alleged
links with Sudhakar. Revealing identities of the Armymen named by
him would not be proper at this stage of investigation,” a police
Earlier, after the
2008 blast in Malegaon, the investigations had revealed the
involvement of in-service and retired army men in the terrorist
activities. Consequently, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS)
detained Lt. Col. Prohit, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and others for
masterminding the Malegaon blast. It was also transpired during the
investigations that they were hand-in-glove with ISI and also had
links with Israel for terrorist activities in India.
Suspected ISI agent Sushanshu Sudhakar has also confessed to his
links with Rana, a Nepalese citizen who had employed him and
reportedly paid him up to Rs 50,000 for information, Patna SSP Vinit
Vinayak said. The accused also told the police that Rana was an ISI
Sudhakar in custody, the police now need to crack down on ISI
operatives working in the bordering districts of Sitamarhi and
Madhubani. Sudhakar, a resident of Sitamarhi , is the fourth big
catch from Bihar in last three years.
Meanwhile, border security and intelligence agencies in Kutch have
been put on alert after sensitive military maps, plans and documents
related to troop and weapons deployment on the western sector,
especially in Gujarat’s border areas were recovered from Sudhakar.
is the second instance in the past two years where an alleged ISI
agent spying in Kutch has been arrested. In February 2007, Kutch
police had arrested two Pakistanis — Adil Anjum and Nazir Ahmed
Batti alias Yakub Haladi — and their two Indian contacts.
Bihar Police, sources said, has told the Gujarat police that
Sudhakar visited Bhuj in April this year and met three men who have
links with the Army. “It has been learnt that Sudhakar stayed at Raj
Guest House in Bhuj for a couple of days in April. He may possibly
have visited some other areas,” a senior police official said.