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ISI spy racket operating from Pak Mission in Delhi: Report

ISI official Mehboob Akhtar reportedly told the police that he was merely following instructions issued by his seniors in the ISI and at the high commission

The Pakistan high commission official detained last month for spying is believed to have revealed that he was part of a bigger espionage ring operating from the mission.

Sources told The Times of India that ISI official Mehboob Akhtar had admitted as much during questioning after he was detained by the Delhi Police crime branch. They claimed that apart from the four high commission officials he specifically mentioned, Mehboob said there were at least 10 others tasked with sourcing information from Indians.

He reportedly told the police that he was merely following instructions issued by his seniors in the ISI and at the high commission.

He identified some of his seniors at the mission as Syed Farrukh Habib, counsellor (trade); Khadim Hussain, first secretary (visa); Muddasir Iqbal Cheema, first secretary (press); and Shahid Iqbal.

“He has named a lot of people, but we need to establish it (the truth) through call detail analysis and other tools,” a senior police officer told the TOI.

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