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Pakistan espionage case: Indian MP's close aide detained?

Indian police officials walk with Subhash Jangir (C/L)and Maulana Ramzan (C/R), who they said are accused of spying for Pakistan, in New Delhi on October 27. Photograph: (Reuters)

New Delhi, India Oct 29, 2016, 07.50 AM (IST)

A day after a Pakistan High Commissioner staffer was expelled from India over charges of espionage, a personal assistant of a Samajwadi Party's (SP) member of parliament (MP) in the upper house was detained by Delhi Police on Friday night. 

 

Farhat, the aide of Rajya Sabha (upper house of Indian Parliament) MP Munabbar Saleem, was detained last night, said a senior crime branch officer, adding his interrogation is underway, Indian news agency PTI reported. 

 

Meanwhile, Delhi Police is trying to nab other members of the espionage racket after Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar was reportedly caught receiving defence secret documents about the deployment of Indian security forces 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, PTI reported. 

 

(WION with inputs from PTI) 
 

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