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School teacher arrested in Rajouri in espionage racket

The accused, identified as Sabar, is a teacher at a government school at Rajouri. 

PTI| Updated: Dec 05, 2015, 13:59 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday apprehended a school teacher from Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with an alleged ISI-linked espionage racket, the fourth arrest in the case.

The accused, identified as Sabar, is a teacher at a government school at Rajouri. He was arrested this morning and booked under provisions of the Official Secrets Act, said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.

This is the fourth arrest in connection with the espionage racket allegedly headed by suspected ISI operative Kafaitullah Khan.

Khan was the first person to be arrested from New Delhi on November 26, while he was heading to Bhopal to attend a religious congregation and allegedly recruit more spies, followed by the arrests of a serving BSF personnel Abdul Rasheed and a former army hawaldar, identified as Munawwar Ahmad Mir.

Sabar is believed to be the one through whom Khan met Rasheed, Mir and his other associates, including the serving army personnel for whom a police team was sent to Siliguri in West Bengal, said a senior police official.

Both Mir and Khan were arrested by the 14-member team of the Inter-State Cell of the Crime Branch which rushed to Rajouri on Wednesday. They have been presented before a court there and shall be brought to Delhi on transit remand, said the official.