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RAW’s serving Indian Navy commander held in Balochistan

March 25, 2016

Kul Bushan Yadav confesses to links with separatist, sectarian, terrorist organisations; maps recovered; Sarfaraz Bugti says Pakistan’s claims on RAW’s involvement in

creating unrest in Balochistan proved

QUETTA: Security agencies have captured an agent of India’s top spy agency from Balochistan, a provincial minister said on Thursday, in the latest evidence of Islamabad’s claim that the neighbouring country is actively trying to destabilise Pakistan.

In a media statement here on Thursday, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said that the captured agent was an active Indian serviceman who was active in Balochistan with an aim to destabilise Pakistan. Maps of different installations and sites were also recovered from his possession.

According to sources, the man was arrested by a Pakistani intelligence agency in Balochistan three days ago and he was later shifted to Islamabad for investigation.

The arrested agent of RAW had contacts with separatist groups operating in Balochistan, the sources said, adding that he was a commander in the Indian Navy.

Bugti congratulated the country’s intelligence forces on the high-level capture. He declined to give further details about the identity of the captured Indian agent or where in Balochistan he was arrested from. “What is important is that he is a serving RAW agent and he has been captured from Balochistan. We have always maintained that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has been involved in creating unrest in Balochistan,” said the provincial minister. He said that the apprehended agent was being further investigated.

INP adds: An agent of Indian spy agency RAW has been arrested from Balochistan, security forces disclosed.

According to reports, the arrested RAW agent was in touch with the Baloch liberation parties and has been working in Balochistan.

Kul Bushan Yadav is an in-service commander rank officer in the Indian Navy. During initial investigation, he confessed his links with separatist, sectarian and terrorist organisations in Karachi and Balochistan.