Delhi Police arrests Chinese, Nepalese nationals for 'paying' journalist Rajeev Sharma for 'sensitive information'
Sharma, a resident of Pitampura, was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Friday under the National Security Act
The Delhi Police on Saturday said it has arrested a Chinese woman and her Nepalese associate, and claimed that they were paying huge amounts of money to freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma for allegedly passing sensitive information 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 said.
"Huge number of mobile phones, laptops and other incriminating/sensitive material have been recovered," the police added.
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 said on Friday.
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