Pak Espionage Case: Samajwadi Party Lawmaker’s Aide Detained


Update: Farhat, PA of Samajwadi Party MP, arrested in Pak espionage case, sent to 10-day police custody by court.

New Delhi: Personal assistant of a Samajwadi Party’s legislator has been detained in connection with the espionage racket in which a Pakistan High Commission staffer was detained and expelled from the country and three others were arrested earlier this week.

Farhat, the personal assistant of Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Munabbar Saleem, was detained on Friday night, said a senior Crime Branch officer. He is being interrogated.

Delhi Police is also trying to arrest 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 in Delhi on Wednesday.

Two others, Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir, residents of Nagaur, Rajasthan, were arrested along with Akhtar.

Another accused Sohaib was detained in Jodhpur and brought to Delhi by the police where he was arrested.