West Bengal: Suspected ISI agent arrested from Siliguri

A suspected ISI agent was arrested from Panitanki area near India-Nepal border in Siliguri this evening.

A senior police officer said Ranabijay Singh, a suspected ISI agent, was arrested by officers from the Anti-Corruption Branch and local police from his rented accommodation.

155 Nepalese SIM cards, 35 Indian SIM cards, four laptops, several ATM cards and three voter ID cards were found in his possession, the officer said.

Singh, a resident of Bihar’s Sion, had been residing in the Siliguri locality for past six months and was publicly running an electric mechanic business in the area.

He had been to Qatar and Oman in 2009, 2010 and later settled in Siliguri’s Pradhannagar area in 2015 from where he had shifted to Panitanki six months back.

The sleuths had been monitoring his activity which included converting international mobile network calls into Indian calls and finally put him under arrest this evening, the officer said.

He, however, did not wish to divulge further about his alleged involvement with ISI for the sake of probe.