Espionage case: PA of Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP arrested

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A personal assistant of Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Munvvar Saleem was today arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the espionage racket in which a Pakistan High Commission staffer was expelled from the country, the fourth arrest in the case.

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Farhat was detained last night from the residence of Saleem here and was arrested this afternoon after prolonged questioning, said a senior Crime Branch officer.

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The officer said that preliminary questioning has led to certain revelations that need to be further investigated as other names have cropped up.

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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.

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Two others, Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir, residents of Nagaur, Rajasthan, were held along with Akhtar. Another accused Shoaib was detained in Jodhpur and brought to Delhi by the police where he was arrested.

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