‘ISI cell’ trying to infiltrate US security and intel agencies busted



WASHINGTON : The United States on Thursday busted an alleged ISI cell trying to intrude into the American intelligence and security apparatus, including its high profile Secret Service which is in charge of the President’s security.
Arian Taherzadeh (40) and Haider Ali (35) were arrested by the FBI in southeast Washington on Wednesday. The duo attempted to use their false affiliation with the department of homeland security to ingratiate themselves with members of federal law enforcement and the defence community. Four members of the Secret Service have been placed on administrative leave.
“We have not verified the accuracy of his claims but Ali made claims to witnesses that he had ties to ISI,” US attorney Joshua Rothstein told magistrate judge G Michael Harvey in the US district court for the district of Columbia.


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