Espionage case: Ready to help with investigation, says Samajwadi Party MP on his PA arrest

Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Oct.29 : Responding to the arrest of his personal assistant in connection with the espionage case in which a Pakistan High Commission staffer was also expelled, Samajwadi Party's Rajya Sabha MP Munawwar Salim on Saturday said he was unaware of his activities as he was hired after due parliamentarychecks.

"I had appointed the PA a year back after due parliamentary checks on his character verfiifcaion, Till now, nobody has contacted me, but I am ready to extend all support during the probe.

Apart from this, I don't know him personally. Before working for me, he worked for former MP Munawwar Hasan for 10 years," Salim told ANI. Farhat, was detained last night by Crime Branch, Delhi Police where he is currently being interrogated.

Asserting that had he known about his activities he would have taken action sooner, Salim said that he wrote a letter to the Rajya Sabha secretariat to strip him of all facilities given to him as a PA with immediate effect.

"My love, respect and my dedication to the country is no inferior to that of soldiers," he said. Delhi Police is also trying to nab other members of the racket who it believes were in close contact with Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar, the man caught receiving secret documents here on October 26.

Source: ANI