ISI Arrested in Chennai
ISI spy was arrested with route sketches of several sensitive sites in Chennai, Kochi and was helping ISI for suspected terror attacks. [Representational Image]Reuters File

A Sri Lankan national and Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agent Arun Selvarajan, who was arrested on Wednesday, has reportedly been helping ISI for suspected terror attacks. He is also said to be a member of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

During interrogation, it was revealed that Selvarajan was not only spying for ISI but was also helping it plan possible terror attacks and was conducting military observations of Tamil Nadu's Kalapakkam nuclear plant site. He has also enrolled for a course in an aviation academy, which was funded by ISI.

"In the past couple of years, he had even befriended a few government officials and corporate executives. These are very serious activities which go beyond regular espionage. We are interrogating him if he had any plans vis-a-vis the plant and the market and what was the purpose of enrolling in an aviation academy," The Times of India quoted an unnamed source.

Selvarajan had pictures and routes of National Security Guard in ports of several cities, including Chennai, Kochi and Vizag, Chennai's Officers' Training Academy and Coast Guard Installations on the eastern coast.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) also recovered from him six mobile phones, one laptop, one Apple iPad, four hard disks, 1TB portable drive and three pen drives, from which they intent to extract more information. Along with other things, NIA also recovered two passports, one with Lankan nationality and other with Indian.

According to the report, Pakistani official in Colombo, Amir Zubair Siddiqui had sent him for spying on sensitive areas in Tamil Nadu but was later being handled by Saage.

"He was being handled by one Saage in Pakistan embassy in Sri Lanka after Siddiqui was sent back by Pakistan government recently," an officer said.

ISI had reportedly also helped him establish an event management company ICE Events, which he used as tool to get closer and establish contacts with corporate and government agencies.

"The basic idea of the event management cover was that it would not only be a legitimate business but also give Selvarajan access to vital installations and influential people both within and outside the government," an NIA officer explained.

Sri Lanka has also been looking for Selvarajan for passing on logistical support to LTTE and for several other criminal cases against him.