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Three held for helping suspected Pakistani spy

August 04, 2006 17:00 IST

Three persons were arrested on Thursday for allegedly helping a suspected Pakistani spy who was nabbed recently from a railway station in Ahmednagar, police said.

The three were arrested from Shrirampur taluka on Thursday. Police in Manmad confirmed the arrest of Aslam alias Banti Jahgirdar, Sarfaraz Shaikh and Om Pawade. However, they refused to divulge further details.

Police in Nasik had on August 2 arrested alleged Pakistani spy Arif Lakhani and recovered from him classified documents, photographs and maps of vital army installations, two mobile handsets and a Pakistani visa.

A police team from Nasik on Thursday arrested the three persons based on information provided by Lakhani.

Lakhani, who owns a grocery shop in Shrirampur, was married to a Pakistani woman and his in-laws live in the neighbouring country.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena and other organisations on Friday staged a protest in front of Lakhani's shop.

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