Israeli couple suspected of being agents, to be deported

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  1. bhramos

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    KOCHI: An Israeli couple who came to the city on March 3, 2010, will be deported for "suspicious activities". Shneor Zalman and Yaffa Shenoi came on a multiple-entry visa and rented a house on Rose Street, Fort Kochi, for Rs 50,000 per month, far higher than the market rate.(sevenoya)

    "Central intelligence got an alert about a covert operation being carried out by suspected Israeli agents after the 26/11 terror attacks in which south Mumbai's Chabad House came under attack and six Jews, including a Rabbi and his pregnant wife, were killed. A communication was sent to all states and it was our wing in Kerala that traced this couple at Fort Kochi," an intelligence officer here said.

    Indian agencies will question two suspected Israeli agents before they are deported. "We have traced the couple's financial transactions. Preliminary investigations suggest similar Israelis are camping in various parts of the country," an official said.

    Duo were under lens

    In their report, the state intelligence department said a group of people turned up at the couple's rented house regularly and held meetings.

    "These meetings lasted for hours in the night. They were under close surveillance".

    The deportation order was slapped on Zalman and Shenoi last Monday after undercover Kerala Police officers tracked them for a year, questioned them and filed a report to Ernakulam collector P I Sheik Pareeth.

    Shneor Zalman, born on September 2, 1984, and Yaffa Shenoi, born on January 27, 1988, entered the country on multiple-entry visas (one of them being AP 2569691). While Zalman's passport number is 13143659, Shenoi's is 11665711.

    Fort Kochi is a major hub for foreign tourists next to the neighbourhood of Mattancherry, famous for its Jew Town. This is the historical part of town where Jews set up their first trading outpost centuries ago and built the country's oldest synagogue in 1568.

    "A monthly rent of Rs 50,000 is disproportionately high, even in Fort Kochi. This is one of the main factors that made us suspicious," the intelligence source said. "They have been in the country from March 3, 2010. When their visas expired on March 3 last year, they went out and returned on April 1, 2011 on a new visa.

    Israeli couple suspected of being agents, to be deported - The Times of India

    is Mossad spying on India on its IAC1!!!
     
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  3. KS

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    LOL what will they do with that ?

    There is no space to park an aircraft carrier on the Israeli coast.

    Me thinks they came to assasinate Kasab...:cool:
     
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    They were spying on India...assisans dont rent expensive for long period of time.
     
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    for they need to rent around Mumbai, not kochi.........
     
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    Usually friendly countries acknowledge and allow inteligence attaches to operate in another country once they have notified the govt. Its only non-notified intelligence officers which if caught get deported.

    Although I don't understand why Passport numbers are being printed in the newspaper. That is a blatant breach of privacy and its still investigation. Our police has been wrong in many cases before.
     
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    wait, Kerala State Police catched them ?! well thats the actual surprise.....
     
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    meny military men coming to kerala to spend their veccation here may be they are here to serve them.
     
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    Israel is a nation that spies on both enemies and friends. There is nothing new in this, and it is not necessarily sinister or bad. There have been several scandals with respect to the Mossad's activities in relation to the USA, UK, and other allies of Israel.

    Its just that the Mossad wants to keep information about everyone - enemies and friends - in the belief that "anything can happen anytime".
     
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    Every country spies on every other country. There are no friends when it comes to covert intelligence. The Russians, Americans, British, French, you name it, all spy on India at some level or the other.
     
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    Maybe they were here on a tip-off about the impending bomb blast ?!

    And we miraculously managed to get the good guys while leaving the bad ones ?!
     
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    Jonathan Pollard is still in prison for spying on the US for Israel.

    Jonathan Pollard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    So what have they done? Other than pay stupid rent amounts and also having people over? I have a lot of firangi friends here, and all of them do exactly that.
     
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    Espionage happens within friendly nations too.
     

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