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I was lured into spying by BSF inspector: Surjeet

Surjeet Singh, the Indian spy who was recently released from a Pakistani jail, has claimed that he was lured into spying by a BSF inspector in 1968, according to the Hindustan Times. Talking to reporters in Phidde, Indian Punjab on Saturday, he said he had accepted the offer and visited Pakistan 80-85 times to bring vital information.
Singh said he also managed to get a fake identity card under the name Anwar when he was on the spying job in Pakistan, the paper said. He said he had made three friends who were clerks in a Pakistan Army office. Surjeet was arrested in February 1982 by the Pakistan Army. He accused the Indian government of ignoring him and his family, despite him “sacrificing” his life for the country by working as an intelligence agent and gathering vital information for Indian authorities.
“It is unfortunate that despite being aware of all the facts, the Indian government did not bother about me or my family when I was languishing in a jail in Pakistan,” he said. Union Home Secretary Raj Kumar Singh on Friday said it was “completely wrong” to say that Surjeet was sent by Indian intelligence agencies for espionage in Pakistan. To a question, Surjeet said there were 20 other Indian Punjab-based prisoners lodged in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. Of them, 10 had become mentally “disturbed”, he said.

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