A visa agent arrested here for allegedly spying for Pakistan had conducted recce and clicked the photographs of locations inside the defence establishments in Maharashtra taking the help of an employee, who has come under the scanner, a senior police official said today.
Javed Abdul Gafoor Mozawala alias Salim (28), a resident of Mazgaon in south Mumbai, was arrested on December 10. He will be under police custody till December 20.
"Mozawala had gone inside the restricted defence establishments and taken photos from his camera-loaded mobile phone. He took the help of a defence employee, who will be questioned by officials concerned. The person may not be knowing the intentions of Mozawala's activities, but he is under scanner now," the Crime Branch official said on condition of anonymity.
Police have claimed Mozawala was working at the behest of two officials of the Pakistan High Commission.
"Western Naval Command in Mumbai and a Navy facility in Lonavla (in Pune district) were among the various defence establishments he had surveyed. It was very startling that he had the telephone numbers of senior defence officials and establishments," the officer said.
The famous Bandra Worli Sea Link bridge here and Koyna dam in Satara district were also scouted and photographed by him, he said.
"The photos give the idea of security arrangements at the sites. He has taken the pictures of those areas of thebridge and dam where there will be maximum impact if a bomb is planted. He surveyed vital locations outside Maharashtra as well," the official said.