Pak High Commission staffer detained for espionage

\ New Delhi, Oct 27 (PTI) A Pakistan High Commission\official has been detained for his alleged involvement in an\espionage ring involving sharing of sensitive defence\documents and deployment details of BSF along the Indo-Pak\border with Pakistani spy agency ISI.\ The staffer Mehmood Akhtar, who worked in visa section of\the High Commission, was procuring critical details from two\other accomplices who have been arrested here. Akhtar was\released after prolonged questioning by the police as he\enjoys diplomatic immunity.\ \\"The accused were involved in espionage activities for\over a year-and-a-half. We were watching their activities for\past six months. On a specific input, they were held\yesterday. Akhtar is a kingpin of the spy ring,\\" Joint\Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) R S Yadav told a press\conference.\ He said Akhtar had forged Aadhaar card and used to obtain\information from his accomplices paying hefty amount to them.\ The two arrested are residents of Rajasthan and\identified as Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir.\ Another Jodhpur-based person identified as Shoaib will\also be arrested soon for his involvement in the espionage\ring, Yadav said. PTI SLB/AKV MPB\DV\


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