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Watch video: Pak espionage racket – I was not aware of Farhat's activities, says Samajwadi Party MP Munawwar Saleem

Farhat Was Arrested By The Delhi Police In Connection With The Spy Racket In Which Pakistan High Commission Staffer Mehmood Akhtar Was Allegedly Involved.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 29 Oct 2016, 03:53:21 PM
A file photo of Samajwadi Party MP Munawwar Saleem. (Rajya Sabha)


Samajwadi Party's Rajya Sabha MP Munawwar Saleem on Saturday denied on Saturday that he was aware of his personal assistant Farhat's involvment in espionage activities.

Farhat was arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the spy racket in which Pakistan high commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar was allegedly involved.

"I was not aware of Farhat's activities. Farhat was hired 11 months ago after thorough check by the RS secretariate," Saleem said adding that people involved in anti-national activities should be dealt with strictly.

Read: Pak espionage racket: Samajwadi Party MP Munawwar Salim's close aide Farhat detained by Delhi Police

A video released on Saturday showed Akhtar talking about Farhat, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, during his interrogation in the case.

Hours after India declared a Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar as persona non-grata for espionage activities, Ministry of

External affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup revealed Akhtar was caught by Delhi Police with sensitive defence documents includingdeployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border.

Akhtar was asked to leave India within 48 hours.

Read: Pak HC staffer Mehmood Akhtar asked to leave India within 48 hrs, MEA says he came on ISI deputation in 2013

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First Published : 29 Oct 2016, 02:29:00 PM