Chinese woman, Nepalese man held for paying arrested scribe for sensitive info

Saturday, 19 Sep, 3.01 pm

Delhi Police has arrested a Chinese woman and her Nepalese associate for paying freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma for the sensitive information passed on to the Chinese intelligence.

"The Chinese intelligence had tasked the journalist to convey sensitive information in lieu of large sums of money routed through shell companies. A number of mobile phones, laptops, and other incriminating and sensitive material have also been seized," said Sajeev Yadav, DCP, Special Cell of Delhi police.

The development comes after the Special Cell arrested journalist Rajeev Sharma, a resident of Pitampura in New Delhi under the Official Secrets Act.