In a joint operation Rajasthan ATS and Uttar Pradesh ATS on Sunday detained a Patwari for his alleged “spying and anti-national activities” in Pokharan tehsil close to the international border in Jaisalmer district, a top police officer said.
Patwari Gordhan Singh, ex-army Havildar, was detained in joint operation in Pokharan tehsil, Rajasthan’s ATS and SOG Additional Director General of Police Alok Tripathi said. Gordhan was detained and being interrogated by intelligence agencies including ATS of Uttar Pradesh, ATS Rajasthan, state Intelligence Agency, Tripathi said.
Since Pokharan was very sensitive area in view of Nuclear Explosion I and II, the ex-army Havildar was detained for his suspicious role and alleged spying activities under “official secret act”, the ADG said. Some important links were detected from the detained Patwari, he added.