Tahlka News Bureau
Faizabad: Uttar Pradesh's Anti-terrorist Squad(ATS) nabbed a suspected IS agent with an peonage racket in Faizabad today.
According to reports, the suspected spy was in constant touch with Pakistan High Commission and had gathered information of several Army cantonment area and defense establishment in the state.
"He was in constant touch with Pakistan High Commission," state ATS said in its statement.
"ATS has also detained another person related to espionage activities," Assem Arun, IG, UP ATS said.
Suspected ISI agent Aftab Ali arrested by UP ATS in Faizabad. pic.twitter.com/XkbQIfcAwW— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 3, 2017
The suspected spy has been identified as Aftaab Ali and more arrests are likely to be made in the case.
Last month, state police issued a warning of a possible terror attack in the state by ISI- trained terrorists.
"The group, allegedly trained by Pakistan's ISI, has reportedly been asked to target Ayodhya, Varanasi, Vrinadavan, and the Taj Mahal in Agra," UP police had said.
Following the alerts, security was upgraded at several religious places including Ayodhya, Kashi and Mayhura and also at vital installations, including airports, bus and railway stations.