Lahore police arrest 3 alleged Indian agents
LAHORE: Police arrested three men Thursday who they alleged carried out a deadly bombing in 2006 in Pakistan on the orders of Indias intelligence agency, a top officer said. Lahore police chief Pervaiz Rathor told reporters the three Pakistanis had also been told to attack mosques as well as the Lashkar–e-Taiba, the proscribed agency blamed for the terror attacks in Mumbai last November, reports AP. Rathor said the three men were arrested in a village close to the Indian border in eastern Pakistan on Thursday.
`They were trained by the Indian intelligence agency,` he said. `They have told interrogators that they had been given tasks to target mosques, offices and one of the main centers of Lashkar-e-Taiba,` Rathor said.
He also alleged they were involved in a bus stop bombing outside a college in the eastern city of Lahore in 2006 that killed two people and wounded several others.
`They are Pakistani nationals, they were spying for Indian intelligence,` Rathor told AFP after a news conference in the city.
`They were working for RAW and were spying for them since 2005. They were also involved in a bomb blast in Lahore in 2006, in which 16 people were injured,` Rathor said.
`They were paid by RAW to carry out acts of violence in Pakistan and also supply information about important personalities in Pakistan. They also took pictures and made videos of government installations,` Rathor said.