Ghulam Nabi Fai Communicated With ISI Handlers In Coded LanguagesWashington, Decd 8: ISI's Security Directorate was referred to as the 'library in Islamabad' while the phrase 'half a dozen Brylcreem' denoted a sum of USD 60,000 in a series of coded messages used by
Washington, Decd 8: ISI's Security Directorate was referred to as the 'library in Islamabad' while the phrase 'half a dozen Brylcreem' denoted a sum of USD 60,000 in a series of coded messages used by Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai to communicate with his handlers in Pakistan.
The separatist, who pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of spying for ISI and illegally lobbying to influence American policy on Kashmir, sent coded messages to his handlers and those related to money transfer matters to deceive American authorities, according to court documents.
So, if "The library in Islamabad" was the code for the ISI's Security Directorate, "157 page draft" was the code language for USD 157,000, says the court documents now part of the plea agreement between Fai, 62, and the US Government.
Under the plea agreement Fai pleaded guilty to the two charges against him -- concealing from US authorities that he was acting on behalf of the ISI and the Government of Pakistan and secondly violation of tax laws.
In his communication, "Seeing the doctor" referred to seeing (Zaheer) Ahmad, and was regarding money.
The phrase "visiting the doctor" was coded language for "arranging money to be sent by Ahmad to Fai," and that the reference "1:50" represented the amount USD 150,000," it said.
Federal prosecutors said that Fai, between 1990 and 2011, received more than USD 3.5 million from the ISI with Ahmed being the via medium.
During one of the transfers of money, "fifteen copies" was the code for USD 15,000 and "two" meant USD 200,000.
"On August 30, 2009, Khan e-mailed Fai that Khan 'saw the doctor' and that '(the doctor's) consultation fee has increased by rupees 150'".