Thursday, 01 May 2014 - 13:14
More information about Sri Lankan who spied for Pakistan
Mohammed Zakir Hussain, a Sri Lankan Tamil arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police had allegedly conducted a reconnaissance mission as part of a conspiracy to attack foreign missions in southern India.
Hussain had taken photographs of the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, the Israeli Consulate in Bangalore and other vital installations, and studied their topography at the behest of Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui.
Siddiqui, Counsellor at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, and his associate Boss, alias Shah, are being named as accused along with Hussain.
Siddiqui allegedly engaged Hussain to gather information on vital installations in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Shah, also said to be a Pakistani diplomat, was part of the plot designed by Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence.
When contacted, Muhammad Daud Ehtisham, Press Attache, High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, said these reports are speculative in nature.