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None of MP espionage racket accused was party member: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said none of the accused arrested in for allegedly being part of a Pakistan-run espionage racket was ever its member.

With releasing photographs of some accused in the company of leaders, Union Minister said such pictures do not have an evidentiary value and that photographs showing leaders with BJP's will not make them its members.

"The state unit has already issued a clarification. None of the accused has ever been BJP's office-bearer. Such photographs have no evidence in public life," he told a press conference.

Eleven people were arrested from different places of on February 9 for being part of an alleged espionage racket being run from to collect strategic information on important Indian establishments.

Singh declined to comment on demand for a probe into the suspected suicide of former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, saying the state would take a call. is in power in the north eastern state.

The wife of the deceased made the demand here today as she made public his suicide note in which he had levelled allegations against several people.

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 18:48 IST