‘Priest’ held for possessing file with Army details
DNA | Nov 17, 2012, 05:33AM IST
Jaipur: The state wing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Wednesday nabbed a priest in Bikaner and recovered a file containing information on the Army.
The agency suspects that the accused might be involved in some illegal act. However, it is yet to be ascertained.
The accused, identified as Sudeep Kumar Tyagi, a native of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, had left home five years ago and had been living as a priest in Haridwar. He reached Bikaner from Haridwar by a train and had been residing at Bhairu Math in Rani Bazaar area under the limits of Kotgate police station.
Sources said on a tip-off that the priest would come with a file in the said area IB laid a trap and nabbed him. The agency recovered two copies of Bhagwat Gita, one mobile and a file from him.
The man was interrogated on Thursday. Local police also studied the file. “The file contained hand written points on various defence establishments. The report, in English, mentions tanks, missiles, certain devices, bombs, aircraft and even battalions. A few things have been written in what seems like a coded language,” said a source from the Bikaner police department.
Police, startled at the discovery of the contents of the file, informed other security agencies and a Joint Interrogation Committee was constituted on Friday to probe the accused. The panel, comprising officials of military intelligence, BSF, IB and civil police, probed him for five hours on Friday, starting at 12 pm. Then, the accused was sent to police station. The panel will conduct its second round of interrogation at 12 pm on Saturday.