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Court awards 8 yr prison term to man for spying

Last Updated: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 22:14

New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced a man
to eight years prison term for passing classified information
to Pakistan High Commission officials in 2002.

Additional Sessions Judge Shalinder Kaur awarded the
prison term to Wassi Akhtar Zaidi, a Uttar Pradesh resident,
after holding him guilty under various provisions of the
Official Secrets Act.

Zaidi was arrested by the Delhi police`s Special Cell on
March two, 2002, from a place near Khalsa College here while
passing secret information to two Pakistan High Commission

According to the prosecution, Zaidi, who posed himself as
an Uttar Pradesh police Inspector, was arrested with
classified documents, including some telephone numbers of Army
officers, besides a sum of Rs 2,000.

Two Pakistani officials, Sultan Mahmood and Gulzar Abbasi
who worked in the High Commission here, were handed over to
the officials as they had diplomatic immunity.

The court held the accused guilty following the trial and
handed him over the sentence.


First Published: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 22:14
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