Indian Diplomat Arrested for Spying

A Second Secretary-level woman diplomat working in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad has been arrested in New Delhi for allegedly passing on information to Pakistani intelligence agencies.

Simultaneously, the station head of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Islamabad R K Sharma has also come under the scanner, official sources said.

A promotee officer of Ministry of External Affairs, 53-year-old Madhuri Gupta, was arrested here four days back after she was summoned to Delhi on the pretext of discussions on the current SAARC summit meeting held in Thimpu, Bhutan, the sources said, Indian Express reports.

Earlier, the Times Now private television channel had broken the news of Gupta, had been leaking sensitive and strategic Indian Government information to Pakistan for the past two years.

The news report said that Indian intelligence agencies had been monitoring the activities of Gupta, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS)-B grade officer, for the past year, and added that over the past six months, the surveillance had been raised to a higher level.

Pakistan Government spokesman Abdul Basit said that it was upto the Indian Government to take or not to take action against the arrested official, according to Oneindia.

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