"Hello, I am an ISI agent. But I don't wish to continue any further and want to remain in India," a passenger told a woman at a help desk after he got off an Air India flight from Dubai at the IGI Airport in Delhi on Friday.
Muhammad Ahmad Sheikh Muhammad Rafiq, a Pakistani passport holder, approached a help desk at the airport and told a woman at the counter that he wanted to share information about Pakistan's spy agency, ISI.
Taken aback by his statement, the woman quickly informed security officials who detained him immediately and informed central intelligence agencies.
38-year-old Rafiq had arrived in Delhi by Air India's flight from Dubai and was further booked for Kathmandu. However, he did not take the next flight and decided to break journey and walked up to the help desk at the airport.
Officials revealed that during questioning, Rafiq had said he was connected with the ISI but had decided to call it a day and remain in India.
They added that he was whisked away to an undisclosed destination where he was being questioned by sleuths from various central intelligence agencies, and that his claims were being verified.