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Spy case: Court notice to police on Madhuri`s plea

A court here today issued notice to Delhi Police on a plea of disgraced diplomat Madhuri Gupta, accused of passing sensitive information to Pakistani intelligence.



New Delhi: A court here today issued notice to
Delhi Police on a plea of disgraced diplomat Madhuri Gupta,
accused of passing sensitive information to Pakistani
intelligence, seeking certain documents including emails she
allegedly exchanged with her handlers.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja sought a
response from the investigating officer on August 18 on the
application filed by Joginder Dahiya, counsel for the accused.

In the application, Gupta`s counsel sought a copy of
emails, the accused was alleged to have shared with
co-accused, and other purported communication between her and
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials.

Dahiya also wanted the investigators to hand over other
materials being relied upon by them in support of their case.

Meanwhile, the court allowed a plea of 53-year-old Gupta
to be provided with a book of the Information Technology Act
and a set of documents containing the chargesheet filed
against her.

The Delhi Police had filed the chargesheet against IFS
Grade-B officer on July 20 seeking her prosecution under
various provisions of the Official Secrets Act and the Indian
Penal Code.

The probe agency had cited Gupta`s purported e-mails to
claim that she used to pass on information to Pakistan
intelligence agencies through her handler Jamshed -- whom she
planned to marry -- and Mubashar Raza Rana.

Gupta, posted as Second Secretary, Press and Information
at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, was arrested on
April 22 by the Delhi Police`s Special Cell on the charges of
revealing classified information to Pakistani officials.

PTI

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