By A Newsman
Kolkata, 15 November: SUSPECTED ISI agent Akhtar Khan has been sent to 14 days of police custody by the Bankshall court in Kolkata on Sunday. Akhtar was arrested in a joint raid by the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police and the Central Intelligence team from Kalutola area in Kolkata on Friday.
Akhtar was under police radar for the past few days. From his possession, police have recovered fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs 1, 72,000, an ATM card of a Pakistan based bank and several other incriminating documents.
Though his lawyer alleged in the court that the police have falsely implicated Akhtar, police sources said that they have enough evidence to probe that he was in touch with ISI and had been regularly getting monetary support from the neighboring country.
Further, sources in the detective department have said that Akhtar also under went training provided to terrorists to wage covert war against India. He had been staying at the home of his sister in Tiljala in Kolkata but has property in Collin Street besides several other hideouts across the city.
According to Intelligence sources, Akhtar’s father is a Pakistani citizen while his mother is an Indian national. In 2011 on the instruction of ISI he came to Kolkata through Indo-Nepal border and has been staying at Tiljala area since then. He holds an Indian Passport and Voter ID card.
Since Akhtar has been doing several odd jobs including that of bartender, he managed to slip into several star hotels in Kolkata. During interrogation, he accepted of stealing a bag of KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan from a star hotel off EM Bypass. He also revealed of having recruited some youths in the city to help him carry on with his mission.
Senior police officials are hoping to get some key information from Akhtar during the course of his custody.