Delhi police arrest Chinese lady, Nepalese affiliate for paying cash to scribe for delicate data


New Delhi, September 19

The Delhi Police on Saturday stated it has arrested a Chinese lady and her Nepalese affiliate, claiming they had been paying large quantities of cash to freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma for allegedly passing delicate data to “Chinese intelligence”.

“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 stated.

An enormous variety of cell phones, 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 stated on Friday. PTI



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