India Denied Ties to RAW Spy Arrested in Balochistan
New Delhi denied on Friday having any links with the naval intelligence officer rounded up by security agencies in Balochistan on Thursday over suspicion of spying for India’s premier spy agency the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
Admitting that Yadav is a former official of Navy, a spokesman for Indian’s External Affairs Ministry said, ““The said individual has no link with government since his premature retirement from Indian Navy”.
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Earlier during the day, Pakistan lodged protest with India over the latter’s “spying activities” in Balochistan and Karachi. Sources suggest that a protest dossier was also given to the Indian HC over the arrest of Kulbhushan Yadav.
Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti had on Thursday said security forces arrested Kul Bhushan Yadav, an Indian naval intelligence officer working for RAW from the troubled province.
The suspect, who is believed to have been working with insurgent commanders in the region, was reportedly moved to Islamabad.
“The Indian spy was involved in financially supporting terrorists and also confessed to his involvement in Karachi unrest,” Bugti told reporters.
The minister did not reveal the location of Bhushan’s arrest. However, sources said that Bhushan was arrested from Chaman area of Balochistan, which is close to the Afghanistan border.
Resident of Mumbai, Bhushan Yadavis got commission in Indian Navy in 1991 and was working under the name of Hussain Mubarak Patel.
Mission against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in Balochistan was assigned to this notorious RAW spy.
Yadav joined the Research Analysis Wing in 2013, before he served the Indian naval intelligence in the past.
He many a times sneaked into Balochistan via Iran’s port Chahbahar, on Iranian visa.
His passport number is L9630722 that also mentions his date of birth, April 16, 1970.
His father’s name is Sudhir Yadav, and his two children and wife live with his parents in Mumbai.
During preliminary interrogation, the India spy confessed to have been in contact with separatist groups and religio-militant organisations operating in Karachi and Balochistan.
Kulbhushan Yadav also confessed to security agencies that he was hosted in Kabul by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, National Directorate of Security.
A senior officer of Afghan intelligence agency had arranged his meeting with Baloch separatist Dr Allah Nazar.
Pakistan has repeatedly alleged that Indian spy agencies have been providing support to militants in Balochistan and other sectarian extremists.
In the past Pakistan had provided proof of Indian support of terrorism to the Indian authorities in a high-level meeting at Sharm-el-Shaikh, and also provided proof of the same at the United Nations more recently.
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