An aide to a Samajawadi Party MP has been arrested in connection with an espionage case that led to the expulsion of a Pakistan High Commission staffer from India.
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police detained Farhat, Personal Assistant to Rajya Sabha member Munavvar Saleem, from Uttar Pradesh on Friday night.
According to police sources, Farhat used to hand over official documents to Mehmood Akhtar, who worked in the visa section of the Pakistani High Commission, for money.
Farhat had come into contact with the Pakistan High Commission some years ago.
On Saturday, the MP sacked his aide and said he regretted employing him.
On Wednesday, Delhi Police trapped Akhtar when he was receiving military documents from Maulana Ramzan and Subhash Jangir, who like Sohaib Nagaur were both from Rajasthan.
Nagaur, however, escaped on Wednesday but was caught on Thursday evening from the Jodhpur railway station. On Friday, Delhi Police got his custody for 11 days from a court.
On Thursday, the Pakistani, Akhtar, was ordered to leave India. Pakistan retaliated by expelling a staffer from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
All three men are now in police custody in connection with the spy ring.