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Accused in Pak-linked terror funding case Bajrang Dal member,

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

One of the three persons arrested in Madhya Pradesh for a Pakistan-linked terror funding racket is associated with the Bajrang Dal, the Congress claimed on Friday.

Three persons, Balram Singh, Sunil Singh and Shubham Mishra were arrested and two of their associates detained on Wednesday night in connection with an alleged terror funding racket operated from Satna, police had said on Thursday.

The arrested persons were in contact with Pakistani handlers with whom they used to share "strategic information", bank details, and carry out dubious cross-border financial transactions, an official had said.

In a statement issued on Friday, the MP Congress' media coordinator Narendra Saluja said Balram Singh is associated with the Bajrang Dal.

Saluja further said Singh was earlier arrested on February 8, 2017 along with Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha IT Cell coordinator Dhruv Saxena and several others by the ATS on charges of spying for Pakistan and working with that country's espionage agency ISI.

He alleged that persons associated with BJP were also involved in crime incidents that took place in Chitrakoot, Dewas, Barwani and Mandsaur, and were also involved in spying for Pakistan.

In response, MP BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agrawal said, "We don't know whether he is associated with Bajrang Dal or not. The countrys security agencies should be allowed to take action. Whosoever commits a crime, the government should take action against them instead of revealing his caste, religion and party.

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First Published: Fri, August 23 2019. 17:05 IST