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  • May 20th, 2018
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Former Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who had served at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, was awarded three years in jail by a Delhi court which convicted her for passing on sensitive information to Pakistan, Aaj News reported Saturday. Additional Sessions Judge Siddhartha Sharma gave her the maximum sentence for the offences of spying and wrongful communication of information protected under the law.

Gupta, who was the Second Secretary (Press & Information) at the High Commission, was held guilty on Friday under Sections 3 and 5 of the Official Secrets Act which attracts a maximum sentence of three years and fine or both. She has been granted bail by the court to allow appeal against the conviction and the sentence.

While convicting her, the court said that the e-mails "passed on by the accused, were categorically sensitive information which could have been useful to the enemy country... and its secrecy was of utmost importance." She was arrested on April 22, 2010 by the special cell of the Delhi Police for allegedly passing on sensitive information to Pakistani officials and remaining in touch with two ISI officials, Mubashar Raza Rana and Jamshed.

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