Expelled Pakistan High Commission staffer claims 16 others also in spy ring

His claims are still being verified and, if found to be true, the police might write to the Ministry of External Affairs to take the matter forward.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 7:18 pm
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The Pakistan High Commission employee, who was recently expelled by India for spying, had named 16 other “staffers” who were also allegedly involved in the espionage ring, police said Tuesday. During his joint interrogation by Delhi Police and intelligence agencies, expelled Pakistani High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar had claimed that 16 other employees of the diplomatic mission were in touch with spies for extracting sensitive information and documents pertaining to army and BSF deployment, said a senior police officer privy to the probe.

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His claims are still being verified and, if found to be true, the police might write to the Ministry of External Affairs to take the matter forward, the officer said. Crime Branch teams are raiding various places in Rajasthan to apprehend the locals who were providing confidential documents and information to Akhtar, who allegedly headed the espionage racket.

Two teams of Crime Branch are currently in Rajasthan along with the other arrested accused– Maulana Ramzan, Subhash Jangir and Shoaib– to seek details of paramilitary personnel who might be involved in leaking information to them, sources said. Two persons have also been detained in Rajasthan and are currently being questioned, said the officer. “It is suspected that some retired officers were in touch with the arrested spies,” he said.

Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Munavvar Saleem’s personal assistant Farhat Khan was also arrested last week in connection with the espionage racket. The Pakistan High Commission staffer was caught receiving secret documents here on October 26.

Ramzan and 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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  1. S
    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:14 pm
    This is a complete BS. why would've thought an officer from the high commission tell anything to the police he knows his rights I'm not saying that they're no spies or nothing is going on there will be but why would a High commission personal tell this to the police there's no investigation there's no interrogation and there's no torture that the person will start talking when he knows his rights that nobody can force him to speak then why would he
    1. R
      Nov 2, 2016 at 4:30 am
      Why bother with this - there is no trade with stan, no civil exchange, nothing of substance. Why bother with an emby. They want India to change consution, they have demands - all they want is land, rivers, waters and mountains. If your neighbour only has demands and nothing to actually give, what is the point of an emby? What are you exchanging?! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Use your head, lock the border areas - like North and South Korea and militarize these areas strictly. There is no need for stani emby in India, it is like having DPRK in your country - no particular purpose. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Even if there is an attack in India, it is not like you communicating with them will make any difference! They will deny, create conspiracy theories and all that. So really, diplomacy has ceased to work for the last 30 years - time to just close the door and focus inwards.
      1. A
        Nov 1, 2016 at 9:26 pm
        Porki's are obsessed with India these revelations are nothing unusual.
        1. J
          Nov 2, 2016 at 3:51 am
          There is true story about Mohamed and Goat
          1. R
            Nov 2, 2016 at 7:25 am
            So that you can do b job to stanis. Nth rate religion of yours is the reason for this.
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