ISI agent surrenders at Delhi's IGI Airport; agencies verifying travels documents

Vishnu Sukumaran
pakistan high commission


An ISI agent was on Friday arrested at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The accused has been identified as Pakistani national Muhammad Ahmad Sheikh Muhammad Rafiq.

The 39-year-old reportedly carried documents with stamps of Pakistan's premier intelligence service Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Indian intelligence are currently verifying Rafiq's travel documents.

According to reports, Rafiq had approached a help desk at the airport and then claimed to be an ISI agent.

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"Hello, I am an ISI agent. But I don't wish to continue any further and want to remain in India," PTI quoted the passenger saying.

Rafiq had reached Delhi on an Air India flight from Dubai. He was scheduled to travel further to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

"During questioning, Rafiq said he was connected with the ISI but had decided to call it a day and remain in India," the PTI report added.

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Rafiq is currently being questioned by Research and Analysis Wing.

On Friday evening, Pakistan media claimed that stories are being concocted to counter recent confession of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan, who claimed that terrorism in Pakistan was being supported by RAW and Afghan NDS.

"As the TTP's former spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan's confessions about being on Indian payroll for fomenting terrorism in Pakistan have substantiated Pakistan's claims, India seems to have chosen a serious offence for it," Daily Pakistan Global claimed in a report.