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Pak espionage case: Delhi cops detain aide of SP Rajya Sabha MP

Pak espionage case: Delhi cops detain aide of SP Rajya Sabha MP

New Delhi: Personal assistant of a Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP has been detained by Delhi Police in connection with the espionage racket in which a Pakistan High Commission staffer was expelled from the country and three persons were arrested.

Farhat, the PA of SP’s Rajya Sabha MP Munabbar Saleem, was detained last night, said a senior Crime Branch officer, adding his interrogation is underway.

Delhi Police is also trying to nab other members of the racket who, it believes, were in close contact with Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar who was caught receiving secret documents here on October 26.

Two others, Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir, residents of Nagaur, Rajasthan, were held along with Akhtar. Another accused Sohaib was detained in Jodhpur and brought to Delhi by the police where he was arrested.

Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir were handing over information to Akhtar about security forces deployment in the Sir Creek area and Kutch region when they were arrested on Thursday.

The Pakistani official was to hand over the duo Rs 50,000 for getting information, an investigating official said.

Before being let off because of diplomatic immunity, Akhtar confessed to police about his role in the spy ring.

Delhi Police has also done video-recording of his statement. In his statement to police, Akhtar admitted that he was part of the spy ring for more than a year.

He has named a few officers of the Pakistani High Commission whom he was reporting to with all the information but police were yet to take action against them as there was no direct evidence as of now.

PTI