Pakistani spy in Indian custody claims ISI ‘threatened’ him; asked him to ‘confess against Indian govt, NIA’


Five years after security agencies managed to avert a re-run of 26/11 Mumbai attacks in the country, a letter by a Pakistani spy who was nabbed for being involved in the conspiracy has revealed a startling breach of security. The man, Muhammad Sakir Hussain, was a spy who later turned approver in the case and helped security officials unravel Pakistan’s nefarious plans to target the country.

In 2013, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested ISI agent Hussain for allegedly gathering information about vital installations in Tamil Nadu. Hussain later confessed that he was a part of the conspiracy to target the US Consulate in Chennai, Israeli Consulate in Bengaluru, Eastern Naval Command HQ in Visakhapatnam as well as several ports in the country. During the investigation, it was revealed that former Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui was the brains behind the terror plot.

However, in March last year, Hussain, whose prison sentence is near its completion, wrote a letter addressed to the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the NIA, the Centre, and the AGD & DG, Prisons Read More

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