GILGIT: Gilgit Baltistan police has foiled a major conspiracy hatched by the Indian Premier Intelligence Agency RAW against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.
In what appears to be a major breakthrough, regional police chief Zafar Iqbal Awan on Wednesday claimed to have arrested members of a network financed by Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) — India’s premier intelligence — to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
“This is a big success,” Awan told the media during a hurriedly-called news conference in Gilgit, referring to the men arrested by police in Gilgit. The men are all from Gilgit-Baltistan.
“We have arrested 12 members of a gang and have also recovered weapons from their possession,” said the inspector general of police, adding that 60 other people affiliated with the network have been identified and would be arrested soon.
The IGP said the gang was working under the title of ‘Balawaristan National Front’, and that its chief Abdul Hamid Khan, was a resident of Ghizer Valley but is currently based in Brussels, Belgium.