Visa agent sent to police custody in Pak espionage case
A Delhi court today sent Shoaib Hasan, the third accused arrested in connection with the alleged Pakistan espionage case, to 11-day police custody after the agency said he was to be confronted with two other arrested men to unearth the larger conspiracy.
New Delhi: A Delhi court today sent Shoaib Hasan, the third accused arrested in connection with the alleged Pakistan espionage case, to 11-day police custody after the agency said he was to be confronted with two other arrested men to unearth the larger conspiracy.
The investigating officer said the accused, who was allegedly working for an ISI spy ring, was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satish Arora and remanded for custodial interrogation till November 8.
Delhi Police claimed that Hasan was involved in the espionage ring in which Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar, described as the kingpin working for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, was detained by police for alleged possession of sensitive defence documents.
Akhtar, who worked in the visa section of the High Commission, was yesterday released after questioning as he enjoyed diplomatic immunity, police said.
A court had yesterday sent two persons -- Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir -- to the police custody till November 8.
During the proceedings today, police alleged that more persons were likely to be apprehended in the case and recovery of certain documents and others items was also to be made with the help of the accused.
The agency also said that all the three accused persons would be confronted with each others and taken to various places for the investigation.
Hasan was arrested here today after being brought from Jodhpur, with police claiming that he was in touch with Akhtar for the last three-four years and had visited the neighbouring country six times.
Investigators said they will try to recover data from a 'phablet' seized from his possession, which he had tried to damage when police in Jodhpur detained him last evening.