Agencies nab 13 henchmen of detained RAW operative




The intelligence agencies have mounted an operation against the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)’s activities across the country and arrested 13 accomplices of Kulbhushan Yadav, the Indian spy arrested by intelligence agencies last week.

Sources said the nabbed suspects are involved in terrorism, sectarian violence and target killing; therefore, details of their arrest are being kept confidential.

During investigation from the suspects, it was revealed that as many as 500 Indian trained terrorists have entered Pakistan and are engaged in promoting terrorism, religious hatred and anti-army sentiments.

Sources said more arrests are likely in the coming days.

On the other hand, the team investigating Kulbhushan Yadav has presented its report.

According to the report, the RAW agent has confessed to government backing for his activities. The report also states that Yadav was also involved in funding terrorism, separatism and sectarianism. Yadav’s accomplices are still present in Karachi and Balochistan.

Yadav was captured from the southern part of Balochistan for being a spy.

According to a Pakistani security official, the Indian national was involved in acts of sectarian terrorism and attacks in Karachi. Yadav has been moved to Islamabad for interrogation using a special flight.

A Foreign Office statement referred to “illegal entry into Pakistan by a RAW officer and his involvement in subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi”.

Last year, Pakistan’s permanent representative at the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi handed over evidence of Indian interference in Balochistan and other parts of the country to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest but least developed province, has been battling terrorism for the last many years, while the army has repeatedly claimed that violence is being promoted by states hostile to Pakistan.

On the other hand, Karachi, a city of 20 million and an economic hub, is frequently hit by religious, political and ethnic violence.