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Espionage Case Mumbai-Judgement

Espionage Case Mumbai-Judgement

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Sessions Court at Mumbai convicted Javed Abdul Ghafoor Mozawala for passing on secrets relating to Western Naval Command, Mumbai, Navy facility in Lonavla, Bandra Worli Sea Link Navy area and Koyna dam in Satara district to Pakistani's Inter Services Intelligence agency. He was convicted under Sections 468 and 469 of Official Secrets Act. The Crime Branch however failed to prove his complicity under Sec 120B IPC (criminal conspiracy). On December 8, 2010, Javed Abdul Ghafoor was arrested by crime branch from Mazgaon dock area. Mozawala used to stay in flat number 103A, in the A wing of Infiniti Towers.

Police alleged that he had completed recce of defence installations in Mumbai. The crime branch found desktop computer, disc drive, five DVDs, two pencil drivers, a cellphone, several SIM cards and pictures of defence installations torn from magazines.

Several fake job identity cards and phone numbers of senior defence officers were also found from his residence. The seized items were sent to the state forensic lab at Kalina.

A class 12 pass out, Mozawala was well versed in English and used to work as a visa agent. People intending to go on Haj and meet their relatives in Pakistan used to meet Mozawala for visas. According to prosecution, two senior officials in Pakistan High Commission Abdul Bhatti and Jamal Bhatti initially rejected visa applications sent by Mozawala, after which the latter met the two officials, who lured him to send info about defence installations.

In his confession, Mozawala admitted having passed over info about defence installations to the two Pakistani High Commission staff. He had close ties with a former MLA staying near Colaba Kent.

Crime Branch filed its 550-page chargesheet in March 2011, after which the trial went on and the verdict came today. The two Pakistan High commission officials Abdul Bhatti and Jamal Bhatti were also made accused, but they absconded to their country.

Mojawala's Arabic tutor Faqir Mansoor Ali gave a statement to the magistrate that he had delivered some documents twice or thrice to the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi on behalf of Mojawala. According to prosecution, the envelopes contained photographs of defence installations and some secret documents.
Sessions Court at Mumbai convicted Javed Abdul Ghafoor Mozawala for passing on secrets relating to Western Naval Command, Mumbai, Navy facility in Lonavla, Bandra Worli Sea Link Navy area and Koyna dam in Satara district to Pakistani's Inter Services Intelligence agency. He was convicted under Sections 468 and 469 of Official Secrets Act. The Crime Branch however failed to prove his complicity under Sec 120B IPC (criminal conspiracy). On December 8, 2010, Javed Abdul Ghafoor was arrested by crime branch from Mazgaon dock area. Mozawala used to stay in flat number 103A, in the A wing of Infiniti Towers.

Police alleged that he had completed recce of defence installations in Mumbai. The crime branch found desktop computer, disc drive, five DVDs, two pencil drivers, a cellphone, several SIM cards and pictures of defence installations torn from magazines.

Several fake job identity cards and phone numbers of senior defence officers were also found from his residence. The seized items were sent to the state forensic lab at Kalina.

A class 12 pass out, Mozawala was well versed in English and used to work as a visa agent. People intending to go on Haj and meet their relatives in Pakistan used to meet Mozawala for visas. According to prosecution, two senior officials in Pakistan High Commission Abdul Bhatti and Jamal Bhatti initially rejected visa applications sent by Mozawala, after which the latter met the two officials, who lured him to send info about defence installations.

In his confession, Mozawala admitted having passed over info about defence installations to the two Pakistani High Commission staff. He had close ties with a former MLA staying near Colaba Kent.

Crime Branch filed its 550-page chargesheet in March 2011, after which the trial went on and the verdict came today. The two Pakistan High commission officials Abdul Bhatti and Jamal Bhatti were also made accused, but they absconded to their country.

Mojawala's Arabic tutor Faqir Mansoor Ali gave a statement to the magistrate that he had delivered some documents twice or thrice to the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi on behalf of Mojawala. According to prosecution, the envelopes contained photographs of defence installations and some secret documents.

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reveals that same panch witnesses are called by police in connection

with panchanama at Exhibit-15.  The pancha witness is the panch

for Seizure panchanama and whenever it required to open said seal,

same panchas were called.

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