29 October, New Delhi
A Delhi court on Saturday sent Farhat, personal assistant of Samajwadi Party leader Munawwar Saleem to 10-day police custody in connection with the espionage ring run by a Pakistani high commission official who was uncovered earlier this week.
Farhat, was detained last night by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police.
The police earlier on Wednesday 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.