The Indian government claimed on Tuesday that six people were arrested in 2014 for allegedly spying for Pakistan, DNA India reported.
Lok Sabha, Lower House of Parliament, was informed on Tuesday that during 2014, six people were arrested on espionage charges for allegedly spying for Pakistan in India.
Among those arrested, five are Indians and one is a Sri Lankan national.
“During the current year-2014 (till December 17), six espionage modules have been neutralised in the country resulting in the arrest of six persons along with information and documents relating to various establishments in the country. Out of these six accused, five are Indian and one is a Sri Lankan national,” Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary claimed in a written reply.
The minister further said the government is pursuing a well coordinated and multi-pronged approach to tackle espionage activities in the country which include strengthening vigilance on the borders to check infiltration and illegal cross-border activities, close interaction and coordination between different agencies of the centre and state governments, strengthening and up-gradation of state police and security forces.