Tuesday, July 16, 2013

City visa agent gets 7 yrs for being Pak spy

Javed Mozawala was held with sensitive defence documents

Rebecca Samervel & Mateen Hafeez TNN

Mumbai: A sessions court on Monday sentenced a visa agent to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment for being a Pakistani spy. Mazgaon resident Javed Mozawala (32) was convicted under the Official Secrets Act after being found guilty of being in possession of sensitive documents such as the telephone directory of the defence command headquarters and pictures of vital installations. This is the second conviction of a suspected Pakistani agent in two years. 

    Mozawala, a resident of Mazgaon (East), was arrested on December 9, 2010 on charg
es of spying. Elaborating on the grounds of Mozawala’s conviction (under the Act’s section 4—communication with foreign agents) judge Vrushali Joshi said, “The accused was in contact with persons in the Pakistan embassy (sic) named Jamal Bhatti and Abdul Latif Bhatti who were from Pakistan.”
The Times of India, July 16, 2013

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