New Delhi: The former personal assistant of Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP Munvvar Saleem was arrested by the Delhi police on Saturday in connection with the espionage ring run by a Pakistan high commission official who was uncovered earlier this week.
Speaking to the media, Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch said, “We’ve arrested Farhat and have sent him for medical tests. We will later send him for police remand as probe underway. We will try to interrogate and investigate properly as he has been involved for many years.”
“Yesterday, we called him for interrogation and we found that he had an integral role to play. So, today we arrested him. The investigation will take time; therefore we will share the details later on.”
Farhat is currently being interrogated.
On Wednesday, police caught Pakistan high commission official Mehmood Akhtar along with two Indians identified as Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir at the Delhi Zoo while they were exchanging sensitive defence documents. They were running a spy ring for Pakistan’s spy agency ISI.
Akhtar was declared persona non grata and asked to leave the country within 48 hours. Subhash and Maulana were arrested on charges of sharing of sensitive information, defence documents and deployment details of the BSF along the India-Pakistan border, with the ISI. The two were sent to 12-day police custody.
One more accomplice of Akhtar, a Jodhpur-based passport and visa agent named Shoaib, was arrested near Jodhpur on Thursday evening. Shoaib was responsible for recruiting Subhash and Maulana in the module.