Agents of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) are actively attempting to recruit Sri Lankan government supporters , the Tamil Nadu state intelligence has informed the Centre’s Intelligence Bureau.
Thamim Ansari, a Thanjavur man who was arrested recently for suspected links to the ISI, was in Sri Lanka when ISI operative Haji made contact with him.
Intelligence sources say the ISI is hiring the Lankans because they are familiar with India and can collect information from the country without raising suspicions.
Sleuths of the ‘Q’ branch of the state police, who have been monitoring Sri Lankans, said they have registered a case against ISI operative Haji, his associates Shaji and Amir Zubair Siddiqui , who works as the counsellor in the visa section of the Pakistan high commission in Sri Lanka.
“We have named the accused in the first information report based on Ansari’s statement,” a police officer said.