Samajwadi Party MP’s PA sent to police custody in Pakistan espionage case

Police alleged that more persons are likely to be apprehended and more documents and other evidence to be recovered with the help of the accused.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2016 3:41 pm
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Farhat, the PA of Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Munvvar Saleem, was on Saturday sent to police custody for ten days by a Delhi court in the Pak espionage case. The investigating officer said the accused, who was allegedly working for an ISI spy ring, was produced before Duty Magistrate Arun Kumar Garg and remanded for custodial interrogation till November 8. He said Farhat has to be confronted with other arrested men to unearth the larger conspiracy and nab others.

Delhi Police claimed that Farhat was involved in the espionage ring in which Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar, described as the kingpin working for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, was detained by police for alleged possession of sensitive defence documents.

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It said that Farhat was detained last night and was arrested this afternoon after prolonged questioning.

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

The agency has already arrested three persons — Shoaib Hasan, Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir — earlier in the case who are in police custody till November 8.

During the proceedings today, police alleged that more persons are likely to be apprehended and more documents and other evidence to be recovered with the help of the accused.

The agency also said that all the accused persons arrested so far would be confronted with each other and taken to various places in the course of the investigation.

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First Published on: October 29, 2016 6:37 pm
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    David
    Oct 29, 2016 at 4:18 pm
    Every Muslim country is at war and treats their minorities bad. Treat Muslims in India just like they treat others in their country.
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      jagadish patel
      Oct 29, 2016 at 2:29 pm
      Let them both MP and PA must Hang on pole i ask UP Government you do not find any Hindu MP? This Muslim MP Hire Muslim now gave our milatary information to stan You guy fighting each other for money
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        Tantric Mantri
        Oct 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm
        Cow slaughter ban by hindoos is the cause of 1947 Parion.lt;br/gt;Cease the ban on cow slaughter, or go to War.lt;br/gt;Binary Choice, No other option.lt;br/gt;Deadlock has been reached, can't cross the bar.lt;br/gt;The final arbiter to decide the right to eat Cow meat in peace--it's India-stan War!!!,./
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          S.VISWANATHAN
          Oct 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm
          Please find core of group and it was able to get connected. Best wishes
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