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Delhi Police arrests Chinese, Nepalese nationals for ‘paying’ journalist Rajeev Sharma for ‘delicate data’ – India News , Firstpost

Sharma, a resident of Pitampura, was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Friday beneath the National Security Act

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The Delhi Police on Saturday mentioned it has arrested a Chinese girl and her Nepalese affiliate, and claimed that they have been paying enormous 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 mentioned.

“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 mentioned on Friday.

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