Personal assistant of a Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP has been arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the espionage racket in which a Pakistan High Commission staffer was expelled from the country and three persons were arrested.
Farhat, the PA of SP’s Rajya Sabha MP Munawwar Saleem, was detained Friday night and was later arrested by Delhi Crime Branch on Saturday.
“We have arrested Farhat and sent him for medical. He will later be sent to police remand. Probe is underway,” said Joint CP, Crime Ravindra Yadav.
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Speaking to ANI, the SP MP Munawwar Saleem said, “I had appointed the PA a year back after due parliamentary checks, I am ready to extend all support during probe.”
Union Minister Mahesh Sharma also responded to the latest development in espionage racket and said that the involvement of a minister in the case is worrying.
“We should be worried as a minister is involved in any such case, but he is ready to coordinate,” said Mahesh Sharma.
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.