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Delhi court to take up charges against five for spying

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A here will consider on Friday a charge sheet filed by Police against five accused in a case of alleged supply of sensitive documents to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, official sources said on Thursday.

According to the sources, the charge sheet was filed in the of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass last week.

Those charge-sheeted under the Official Secrets Act include the then Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Abdul Rasheed, retired Army Havildar Munawwar Ahmad Mir, government school teacher Sabar, soldier Fareed Ahmed and library assistant Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja.

The five were arrested in November and December last year by a joint team of and Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Kafaitullah Khan, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, allegedly working for the ISI, was arrested from the New railway station on November 26 on the charge of obtaining secret information related to India's national security and sharing it with the ISI.

According to the police, Kafaitullah's interrogation led to the arrest of Rasheed from Rajouri.

Following their arrests, police picked Mir and Saber from Rajouri and Ahmed from West Bengal.

According to Delhi Police, Sabar helped Kafaitullah establish contact with Mir, who took retirement from service in 2011 after serving with a Rashtriya Rifles (Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry) battalion.

First Published: Thu, March 03 2016. 22:05 IST