Delhi: A 'months-long' affair between a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) employee posted in Beijing and a Chinese national has sent alarm bells ringing, as per a media report.
The Chinese national is also employed in the Indian Embassy in Beijing.
According to a report in Mail Today, the MEA employee in question was sent back to India sometime in October.
The report quoted sources as saying that the decision to send the person, Raj Kumar, back was taken by then Ambassador Ashok Kantha.
Kantha retired on January 7.
Kumar was reportedly working as a level-four employee of the MEA's multi-tasking staff.
His work involved performing duties of a peon. He moved files and had access to some of the most sensitive areas in the mission.
His duties also included handling files in the office of the Indian ambassador.
He had been having an affair with a Chinese woman on the quite.
The service of the woman is also said to have been curtailed.
The report further said that according to an initial inquiry conducted in Beijing the embassy may not have been compromised.
But a detailed inquiry will have to be conducted in Delhi, as per the website.