Thursday, 08 May 2014 - 13:37
ISI agent Shakir Hussain is a notorious Human trafficker.
The 37-year-old Sri Lankan national and suspected ISI agent arrested by the Q Branch police following a tip-off was notorious for human trafficking, which was the prime reason behind the ISI handler hiring him in Colombo, according to intelligence sources.
The sources revealed that terror suspect Mohammed Zakir Hussain had been jailed in Thailand, Singapore and in Sri Lanka for various offences related to human trafficking.
Details of his past surfaced during sustained interrogation and were checked with the police in Thailand, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
The revelations give credence to the allegations levelled against Hussain, who has been slapped with charges of waging war against India.
Hussain was reportedly hired by the ISI handler in Colombo to effectively utilise the former’s expertise in people trafficking.
However, Hussain was arrested following inputs shared by the Central agencies that had the Lankan national under surveillance since he landed in the country.
Hussain confessed to having visited India to set up bases in Bengaluru and Chennai that would provide safe havens for ISI agents who would arrive in the city by way of the sea to launch probable terror strikes.