Spy diplomat had no access classified info: Kaur

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New Delhi, Apr 29: Minister of State for External Affairs, Preneet Kaur has said that the arrested Indian diplomat did not have access to highly classified material, adding that it was too early to reveal more details.

"I rise to inform this august house that as a result of our counter intelligence effort, we had reason to believe that an official in the high commission of India in Islamabad had been passing information to the Pakistan Intelligence agencies," Kaur said in a statement in the Lok Sabha.

"The position occupied by the official did not involve access to highly classified material. The official is cooperating with us in our enquiries. At this stage, for national security reasons, it is not possible to divulge more detail about the information that may have been compromised or to comment on this case as our investigations are continuing," she added.

53-year-old Madhuri Gupta, an IFS-B officer, who was working as second secretary in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad was arrested on Friday, Apr 23 for spying for Pakistan.

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