Spy Madhuri chargsheeted for passing secret to ISI

The disgraced diplomat has been accused of passing secret information to Pakistan`s ISI during her posting in Islamabad.

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2010, 18:59 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police Tuesday chargesheeted
disgraced diplomat Madhuri Gupta accusing her of passing
secret information to Pakistan`s ISI during her posting in
Islamabad.

Gupta, who was arrested in April, has been accused of
being in touch with two ISI officials, Mubshar Raza Rana and
Jamshed.

The over 700-page chargesheet and annexures filed
before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja sought the
prosecution of the IFS Group B officer under various
provisions of the Official Secrets Act and the Indian Penal
Code.

Police has cited 30 witnesses to buttress the charges
against Gupta.

The judge said the chargesheet will be taken for
consideration tomorrow.

Gupta who was brought in the court, denied all the
charges against her.

Earlier, when Gupta was arrested, police had alleged
that she was given Rs one lakh for allegedly passing secret
information to ISI agents.

Gupta, 53, 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 under
the Official Secrets Act on charges of revealing classified
information to Pakistani officials.

She had allegedly passed on the information to the
Pakistani agents by using email through her phone. Police
recovered from her SIM cards she had obtained in Pakistan.

The investigators had seized five computers from her
office and residence in Islamabad.

PTI