SPY RACKET

Espionage case: PA of Samajwadi Party MP detained

INDIA-PAKISTAN/ (File) Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir who were arrested in the espionage case | Reuters

The personal assistant (PA) 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 arrested.

Farhat, the PA of SP's Rajya Sabha MP Munabbar Saleem, was detained on Friday night, said a senior crime branch officer, adding that 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.

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