RAW should investigate Captain's friend Aroosa Alam's ISI links: Punjab Dy CM Randhawa

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 23, 2021 1:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Saturday said Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) should investigate Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam's links with Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Also read | India reports 16,326 new COVID-19 cases, 666 deaths in last 24 hours

His statement comes after he denied of initiating any probe to ascertain if Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam, who has been visiting former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for several years, has links with the ISI.

Aroosa's 'ISI links' to be probed, says Punjab Deputy CM Sukhjinder Randhawa; Captain hits back | Cities News,The Indian Express

Speaking to the media in the national capital on Friday, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said, "There isn't any inquiry into the matter. He is taking it in the wrong way. I think this is his own fear. I had recently asked the question regarding Captain Amarinder Singh's link with the ISI agent. Particularly his name was taken. At that time I had said that if there would be something we will see to it."

"Secondly, Captain Amarinder Singh, who has been a Chief Minister, must know that the matters related to foreigners are investigated by RAW and not by the state government. I don't know why he is so scared," he added.

Also read | Jammu and Kashmir: Gulmarg receives season's first snowfall

Randhawa was in the national capital to meet the Congress leadership. "They're (Capt Amarinder Singh) now saying that there's a threat from the ISI. We'll look into the woman's connection with it (ISI). Captain kept raising drones issue coming from Pakistan for the last 4.5 years," Randhawa had earlier said.

Who is Aroosa Alam? Pakistani defence journalist said to be Captain Amarinder Singh's close friend

"So Captain first raised this issue and later got the BSF deployed in Punjab. We will ask the DGP to look into this matter," he added.

He also referred to the Centre's move to empower the Border Security Force (BSF) to conduct searches, arrest suspects and make seizures up to an area of 50 km inside Indian territory from the International Border (IB) along India-Pakistan borders.
Randhawa said the state government had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue. Randhawa said Aroosa's visa was extended from time to time.

RAW should investigate Captain's friend Aroosa Alam's ISI links: Punjab Dy CM Randhawa

-PTC News