Pak espionage racket: Samajwadi Party MP Munawwar Saleem’ S close aide Farhat arrested by Delhi Police

Written by | October 29, 2016 | 0

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested one more person, Farhat, in connection with the espionage racket in which Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar was allegedly involved. According to report, Farhat is a close aide of Uttar Pradesh’s Samajwadi party leader Munawwar Saleem.

A video released on Saturday showed Pak High Commission staffer talking about Farhat, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, during his interrogation in espionage case. However, Munawwar Saleem denied having any information about Farhat’s shadowy deeds.

“I was not aware of Farhat’s activities. Farhat was hired 11 months ago after thorough check by the RS secretariate,” Saleem said adding that people involved in anti-national activities should be dealt with strictly.

Earlier on Wednesday, a Pakistan High Commission official, identified as Mehmood Akhtar, was detained for his alleged involvement in an espionage racket involving sharing of sensitive defence documents and deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border with Pakistani spy agency ISI.

Hours after India declared a Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar as persona non-grata for espionage activities, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup revealed Akhtar was caught by Delhi Police with sensitive defence documents including deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border.

Akhtar was asked to leave India within 48 hours.

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