Amritsar couple held on charges of spying for Pakistan

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  1. nrj

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    Amritsar: A woman official in the Punjab Sale Tax department has been arrested along with her husband from neighbouring Tarn Taran district on charges of spying for Pakistan.

    Police also suspect that the woman had links with Pakistan-based terror outfits and intelligence agencies.

    Secret documents and maps of sensitive Army locations in India were found in the possession of the couple who were arrested on Friday, Tarn Taran Senior Superintendent of Police Kamaljit Singh Dhillon said on Saturday.

    On a tip off, SHO, Bhikhiwind, Sukhdev Singh arrested Sukhpreet Kaur, working in Sale Tax department in Amritsar as a Junior Assistant, her husband Surajpal Singh of Sandhra village, who were allegedly in touch with a Pakistan-based smuggler.

    The couple used to often talk to the smuggler over phone besides passing off sensitive information to him, Dhillon claimed.

    He said that the couple had passed sensitive defence information like that of Army cantonment of Amritsar city, Attari/Wagah border and many important maps of Army cantonment areas.

    "The accused also passed on road maps, photographs of bridge of Harike, Beas, Goindwal Sahib and under-construction bridge of Lahaul Spiti. For this, the accused were given heroin and gold biscuits by the smuggler," he said.

    Police said that accused were residing near the Indo-Pak border area village Sandhra and Wan Tara Singh in district Tarn Taran, neighbouring Amritsar, and had agricultural land near the fencing on the international border with Pakistan.

    The Pakistan-based smugglers used to put the consignment of heroin and gold biscuits under the soil in their fields at a particular spot and later the accused used to retrieve the contraband from the spot after being informed about it, the SSP said.

    "The accused mostly adopted similar technique of sending secret information to Pakistan based agencies," he said.

    Police said Sukhpreet Kaur visited Pakistan thrice in 2006, 2007 and 2010 on pilgrim visas managed from SGPC Amritsar.

    During her visit to Pakistan, she allegedly came in contact with Pakistani agency and the smuggler, he said.

    "We suspect that the accused are having relations with Pakistan-based terror outfits and wanted terrorists of Punjab, who were still hiding in Pakistan," he said, adding, Sukhpreet Kaur's brother was also the under scanner and was absconding.

    The arrested accused have been charged under the Official Secrets Act-1923 and under the provisions of the NDPS Act, the police officer said.

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  3. Blackwater

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    wish them long jail sentence,if gets bail than also their life will be hell:p:p:p
     
  4. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Minimum punishment should be life imprisonment for treason.
     
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    A traitor must be put to death and made an example of.
    That is what Tsun Zu says in Art of War, and this couple deserves nothing less.
     
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    Well for what kind of pilgrimage does Sikhs go to Pakistan
     
  7. Ray

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    Tarn Taran is a hotbed of smugglers and anti social elements.

    It was on my beat.

    Nothing surprising!
     
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    Sir, any standout story from your time there ?
     
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    Yes, when the police locked up a jawan of mine, who was from Tarn Taran, for smuggling when he was actually in the unit. And this happened while we were deployed there and they did not inform me, the CO, as per the requirement of the Law.

    The police at that place during that time will not forget us in a jiffy. ;)
     
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    without jumping to any conclusion i doubt about story . first of all taking picture of dams and other strategic assets requires traning(like one done by david in mumbai 26/11 attacks who was trained by ISI HANDLERS) . ALSO WHY didn`t this couple doubted that why would some one pay them for photos of dams etc untill and unless some one had ultra motives
     
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    Without going into details, suffice it to say, it is not too technical.

    The photos have to be angular so that the depth can be gauged.

    From that many inference can be drawn by experts.

    Photos of Bridges, culverts, buildings of tactical and strategic importance, DCB, Dussi bunds, etc etc are always taken by the enemy and even by us of their areas so that when there is an operation planned, the details can be worked out with better precision than going in blind.
     
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    story looks fishy, lets wait for the trial. Professional dont talk on phone to provide info.
     

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