AHMEDABAD: The Ahmedabad crime department on Wednesday arrested three individuals for allegedly setting ablaze seven outlets right here 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’ve been booked below IPC sections for waging warfare in opposition to the federal government and provisions of the stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA), they stated.
An unidentified ISI agent, with out revealing his true identification 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 inside safety and trigger financial losses to India, the police stated.
These arrested have been recognized as Bhupendra Vanzara, Anil Khatik and Ankit Pal, they stated.
Pal was admitted to hospital below police safety as he had examined constructive for coronavirus.
As directed by the ISI handler, who used to determine himself as Baba Bhai and has a number of Fb profiles with related names, the three accused set ablaze seven material outlets in Kalupur space right here on the night time of March 20, Extra Commissioner of Police (Crime) Premvir Singh informed reporters.
“After the incident, we acquired intelligence inputs that the outlets have been intentionally set on fireplace by some males on the behest of the ISI. Following an in depth probe into the matter, we nabbed the three males,” he stated.
“The three accused acquired Rs 1.5 lakh from the ISI agent by way of Dubai-Mumbai ‘angadia’ (courier) route for setting the outlets on fireplace,” he stated.
Vanzara is a petty prison and got here involved with the ISI agent by way of Fb, the official stated.
Baba Bhai, with out revealing his identification or motive, supplied cash to Vanzara to kill random folks and set outlets afire, the official claimed.
“Vanzara had earlier taken Rs 25,000 from the ISI agent by way of Paytm to purchase a gun,” Singh stated.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Chaitanya Mandlik stated Baba Bhai used to ship pal requests to folks having prison mentality and people in want of cash.
“We traced among the IP addresses, utilized by the ISI agent to speak with Vanzara, to Karachi, which establishes the ISI connection.
This was a cash entice laid by them to lure Indian residents to unfold terror and trigger financial losses,” 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 (prison conspiracy), and related provisions of the UAPA, the police stated.