Espionage case: After Mehmood Akhtar, Delhi Police detains PA of Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP

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.

PTI October 29, 2016 12:24:06 IST
Espionage case: After Mehmood Akhtar, Delhi Police detains PA of Samajwadi Party 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 on Friday 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 26 October.

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.

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