On Tuesday, the Gujarat Police apprehended a 33-year-old man from Surat on suspicion of spying and allegedly working for the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, the Gujarat Police said.
A crime branch sleuth from the diamond city, acting on a tip from Pune-based Military Intelligence, arrested Deepak Kishor Bhai Salunkhe.
Sai Fashions, a shop that was run by the man from Bhuvneswari Nagar in Surat, was identified by the sources as the business he ran.
According to a source, the ISI agent has been handed over to the special operations group of the Gujarat Police for further investigation.
Salunkhe could be considered a financial module that received/transferred money to serving officials as well as civilians (in India) in exchange for crucial information, according to the sources.
The source stated that he was in contact with two Pakistan-based handlers, Hamid and Kashif, and was in the process of compromising sensitive information with them.