Delhi Police declare arrested scribe paid USD 1000 for passing on confidential info


New Delhi, September 19

Delhi Police on Saturday mentioned arrested freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma was passing delicate details about India’s border technique and Army deployment to Chinese intelligence.

At a press convention, Special Cell DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav mentioned Sharma was writing on defence-related points for some Indian media organisations, in addition to China’s Global Times.

He was contacted by Chinese Intelligence brokers in 2016. Sharma was additionally involved with some Chinese intelligence officer, the police officer mentioned, including the freelance journalist bought Rs 40 lakh in one-and-a-half years and he was getting USD 1,000 for every info.

Sharma was arrested September 14 primarily based on inputs from central intelligence. Police have seized categorised defence paperwork from him, the DCP mentioned.

He mentioned {that a} Chinese lady and her Nepalese affiliate have additionally been arrested for allegedly paying Sharma massive quantities of cash routed by means of shell corporations.

“Special Cell has arrested a freelance journalist, Rajeev Sharma, for passing sensitive information to Chinese intelligence. One Chinese lady and her Nepalese associate have also been arrested for paying him large amounts of money routed through shell companies. Chinese intelligence tasked the journalist for conveying sensitive information in lieu of large amounts of money,” the police had mentioned earlier on Friday.

An enormous variety of cellphones, laptops and different incriminating and delicate materials had been recovered, the police added.

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Sharma, a resident of Pitampura, has been arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.

“He was found to be in possession of some classified defence-related documents. The investigation is in progress and further details will be shared in due course,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav had mentioned on Friday. PTI



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