The accused, identified as Farid Khan, is an army hawaldar who allegedly shared secret information with suspected intelligence operatives.
"He was arrested from Siliguri yesterday by the eight-member Crime Branch team which was rushed there," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said. This is the fifth arrest in connection with the espionage racket allegedly headed by suspected ISI operative Kafaitullah Khan.
Kafaitullah was the first person to be arrested from New Delhi on November 26, while he was heading to Bhopal to attend a religious congregation and allegedly recruit more spies, followed by the arrest of serving BSF personnel Abdul Rasheed, former army hawaldar Munawwar Ahmad Mir and a government school teacher, Sabar, who was taken into custody on Saturday from his rented accommodation at Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Farid had met Sabar during his posting in Rajouri and was later introduced other members of the alleged network, he said. He had been detained by the army and later handed over to the Crime Branch team, following which he was arrested, he said.

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