Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh police with the inputs from the intelligence of the Central and State agencies on Friday claimed to have busted an espionage (spying) racket with links to Pakistan and arrested seven personnel of the Indian Navy. Reportedly,Three of the arrested personnel are based in the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam, two from Colaba in Mumbai and the remaining two from Karwar naval base. The investigating agencies have found information exchanged from India to across the border. A larger group is suspected to be behind this espionage, said a source.
According to the Counter Intelligence cops the seven have been shifted from Vizag to Anaravathi. Reportedly, a special team from Delhi with the support of AP counter intelligence carried out the operation in which 3 sailors from Eastern Naval Command and 4 sailors from Western Naval command were allegedly arrested.
The police have registered an FIR they have arrested seven Navy personnel and a hawala operator from different parts of the country. Some more suspects are being questioned," the police release said. The investigation is on, it added, without further details.
Sources said that the arrested Naval personnel belonged to Eastern Naval Command of Indian Navy. The police will produce the arrested persons before the court on Friday.
More details are awaited.