Suspected Pakistan spy arrested in Punjab declared mentally ill


Batala police on Saturday arrested a 25-year-old man over spying charges. The man was found clicking photos of army establishment located at Dera Baba Nanak, near Chandigarh.

Police officials said the accused was found hiding in a bush near the army post at 3.15 pm. He belongs to Kazi Mori area of Batala district, they said.

"We have arrested Harpreet Singh. He was wearing army fatigue and was doing recce of Khasa post. We have found photos of army tanks and army buildings on his phone. He is being interrogated," Pradeep Malik, Superintendent of police said.

The accused does not have any criminal record.

A case has been registered against him under various sections of IPC including Section 140 and Section 188.

Harpreet is now under police custody, and is being questioned. However after investigation it was found that the man was mentally unstable, and was thus granted bail and released.

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