The Ahmedabad crime department in the present day arrested three individuals for allegedly setting ablaze seven outlets within the metropolis as half of a bigger conspiracy of Pakistan’s spy company ISI to unfold terror by luring unsuspecting petty criminals in want of cash, officers stated.
They have been charged below varied sections of the Indian Penal Code for waging warfare in opposition to the federal government and provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), they instructed information company Press Trust of India.
An unidentified ISI agent, with out revealing his true id or motive, had allegedly lured the three males to set the outlets on fireplace right here in Gujarat as a part of the ISI’s plans to unfold terror, jeopardise inner safety and trigger financial losses to India, the police instructed information company PTI.
Those arrested have been recognized as Bhupendra Vanzara, Anil Khatik and Ankit Pal, they stated.
Ankit Pal was admitted to hospital below police safety as he had examined optimistic for COVID-19.
As directed by the ISI handler, who used to determine himself as Baba Bhai and has a number of Facebook profiles with related names, the three accused set ablaze seven fabric outlets in Kalupur space right here on the night time of March 20, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Premvir Singh instructed reporters.
“After the incident, we received intelligence inputs that the shops were deliberately set on fire by some men at the behest of the ISI. Following a detailed probe into the matter, we caught the three men,” he instructed information company Press Trust of India.
“The three accused received Rs 1.5 lakh from the ISI agent via Dubai-Mumbai ‘angadia’ (courier) route for setting the shops on fire,” he stated.
Bhupendra Vanzara is a petty felony and got here involved with the ISI agent via Facebook, the official stated.
‘Baba Bhai’, with out revealing his id or motive, supplied cash to Vanzara to kill some individuals and set outlets afire, the official claimed.
“Vanzara had earlier taken Rs 25,000 from the ISI agent through Paytm to buy a gun,” Mr Singh stated.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Chaitanya Mandlik stated Baba Bhai used to ship pal requests to individuals having felony mentality and people in want of cash.
“We traced some of the IP addresses, used by the ISI agent to chat with Vanzara, to Karachi, which establishes the ISI connection. This was a money trap laid by them to lure Indian citizens to spread terror and cause economic losses,” Mr Mandlik stated.
The trio and the unidentified ISI agent, who was giving directions to them from overseas, have been booked below Indian Penal Code Sections 121 (waging warfare in opposition to the federal government) and 120-B (felony conspiracy), and related provisions of the UAPA, the police stated.
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