The Ahmedabad crime branch on Wednesday arrested three persons for allegedly setting ablaze seven shops here as part of a larger conspiracy of Pakistan’s spy agency ISI to spread terror by luring unsuspecting petty criminals in need of money, officials said.
They have been booked under IPC sections for waging war against the government and provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), they said.
An unidentified ISI agent, without revealing his true identity or motive, had allegedly lured the three men to set the shops on fire here in Gujarat as part of the ISI’s plans to spread terror, jeopardise internal security and cause economic losses to India, the police said.
Those arrested have been identified as Bhupendra Vanzara, Anil Khatik and Ankit Pal, they said.
Pal was admitted to hospital under police protection as he had tested positive for coronavirus.