Pakistan Espionage Racket: Personal Assistant Of Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP Arrested

4:27 pm 29 Oct, 2016


The espionage case in which a Pakistan High Commission staffer was detained and expelled from the country, has taken a new turn.

Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has now arrested Farhat, the personal assistant of Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Munawwar Saleem, for interrogation.

SP MP Munawwar Saleem youtube

SP MP Munawwar Saleem youtube

Speaking to ANI, the SP MP Munawwar Saleem, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh in 2012 by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, said, “I had appointed the PA a year back after due parliamentary checks, I am ready to extend all support during probe. He belongs to Kairana in western UP and I was told he worked with a now deceased SP Leader and parliamentarian from Kairana for over 10 years.”

Joint CP, Crime Ravindra Yadav, said Farhat was sent for a medical test and later he’ll be sent to police remand.

Delhi Police are also looking to nab others behind the racket who were in close contact with Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar who was caught receiving secret documents here on October 26.

 

Given that Uttar Pradesh will go into polls in 2017, the current development is likely to affect the prospects of the party, which is already mired in family feud.

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

 

The Delhi Police is also trying to arrest other members, who it believes, were involve in the espionage.

Meanwhile, in a video recording, Mehmood Akhtar claimed that he has sourced his “sensitive” information from an official in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). On interrogation, Akhtar had disclosed the names of other ISI agents posted in the Pakistan High Commission and the name of an official with ISRO who provided sensitive details to him.

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