The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested one more person, Farhat, in connection with the expionage racket in which Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar was allegedly involved. According to report, Farhat is a close aide of Uttar Pradesh's Samajwadi party leader Munawwar Saleem.
A video released on Saturday showed Pak High Commission staffer talking about Farhat, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, during his interrogation in espionage case. However, Munawwar Saleem denied having any information about Farhat's shadowy deeds.
"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.
Earlier on Wednesday, a Pakistan High Commission official, identified as Mehmood Akhtar, was detained for his alleged involvement in an espionage racket involving sharing of sensitive defence documents and deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border with Pakistani spy agency ISI.
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 including deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border.
Akhtar was asked to leave India within 48 hours.
We've arrested Farhat & have sent him for medical, will later send him for police remand, probe underway: Ravindra Yadav (Joint CP, Crime) pic.twitter.com/BVmENUFyzc— ANI (@ANI_news) October 29, 2016
Two people, identified as Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir were also arrested for sharing sensitive information and defence documents and deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak border with Pakistani spy agency ISI.
Another Pak spy, Jodhpur-based passport and visa agent Shoaib was also detained near his home town Thursday evening for his allegedly involved in espionage racket.
Here is the video of Akhtar's questioning