He came for the cricket. He stayed for the espionage.

That’s not cricket!

Acting on reports received from military intelligence, police in Jalandhar, Punjab arrested one Khurram Shehzad Ali for gathering ‘sensitive information’ about Indian military installations.

During preliminary interrogation, the police learnt that Khurram had come into the country around six months ago on the pretext of watching the Indo-Pakistan cricket series at Mohali and failed to return to his country. He was then involved in gathering information of military importance, an official release quoting the SSP said.

On his information, police arrested another Pakistani national, identified as Ali Mohammed alias Qasim Mata alias Mohd Saqlain from Rama Mandi chowk on Thursday. [DT]

Thirty-four Pakistanis disappeared in India after the cricket series. Incidents such as this one come as timely reminders for the exercise of caution and vigilence while handling the matter of movement of people from Pakistan.

6 thoughts on “He came for the cricket. He stayed for the espionage.”

  1. Nitin, having been away from papers for a couple of days, I have no clue about this. So I’m here only to ask: a few days ago, you used the word “sadly” to describe my not answering a question of yours here. When I read this, I responded saying I was away from the web (travelling) for a few days, and then made an attempt to respond.

    Nothing from you since. Should I use the word “sadly” like you did, or may I expect a response to my response?

    best always,
    dilip.

  2. Dilip:
    Is your comment related to the above post? If not, could you raise it in the appropriate area? Thanks

    I am surprised they did not put two and two together when it was established that they escaped.

    Lets see how many days it takes to establish that some of the people who came in due to the newly opened LOC posts were either performing espionage or outright terrorism.

  3. Dilip,

    I was extremely disappointed that in the discussion on those series of posts, I noticed that my words were taken out of context and others words were attributed to me. I saw no reason to continue when I noticed that shifting goalposts was part of the discourse there.

    Huvishka and other readers,

    Apologies for the off-topic, but it was only necessary that I address Dilip’s comment.

    thanks
    Nitin

  4. Apologies for the off-topic myself — I could find no way to reach Nitin except this, and it was only after Huvishka’s comment that I went through this page with a finer-toothed comb and found the “Contact Nitin Pai” link. I will use that. Nitin, perhaps it can be in a larger font?

  5. “Lets see how many days it takes to establish that some of the people who came in due to the newly opened LOC posts were either performing espionage or outright terrorism.”

    C’mon Huvishka, all those poor folks coming for espionage or terrorism?! That’s just a bunch of lies, they come here to spread the message of peace and love(and to meet near and dear ones)!!
    (Like a host of dates from the 1990’s and onwards have shown)

  6. Prasanna,

    “they come here to spread the message of peace and love”
    I wouldn’t totally disagree with it (some may actually be), but I couldn’t understand much love and peace out of the message they sent during Diwali.

    Coming here through visa processing is OK with me, atleast we can track down most people, but just walking across the Line of Control without proper identification (which many are doing right now) may come under a bit different context.

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