LUCKNOW: A native of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, who worked as a cook at the house of an Indian diplomat in Pakistan for nearly two years, was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly working for Pakistan's ISI and leaking classified information in exchange of money, Times of India has reported.
Ramesh Singh, 35, was arrested from his house in Pithoragarh’s Garali village in a joint operation by UP’s Anti-Terror Squad link(ATS), military intelligence and Uttarakhand police. Singh worked with an Indian defence attaché and bugged his house with the help of to get sensitive information, police said. His elder brother worked with the Indian Army link.
Singh was produced in Pithoragarh court on Wednesday from where he was taken to Lucknow on transit remand. UP ATS IG Asim Arun said Uttarakhand DGP link had sought their help in the case a few months ago and directorate of military intelligence was also roped in.
Sources said Singh was into farming when a relative approached him with the offer of a job of cook in Pakistan. He then worked as a domestic help from mid-2015 to September 2017 at the residence of an Indian defence attaché in Pakistan.
Singh then came in contact with Pakistani intelligence, which offered him money against classified information from the diplomat’s house. The source said that Singh shared a diary and documents of the diplomat.