Delhi court sends Gupta to 14-day judicial custody

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New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Saturday sent Diplomat Madhuri Gupta, accused of spying for Pakistan, to 14 days judicial custody.

Gupta, a Grade B Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer working as a Second Secretary, was arrested on April 23 by the Delhi Police.

Gupta was produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja after the end of her police custody.

Delhi Police Special Cell sought two days further custodial interrogation of the accused which was refused by the court.

"Madhuri Gupta is sent to judicial custody till May 15," said Jogender Dahiya, Gupta's cousel.

She was accused of passing on vital information to Pakistani intelligence agencies.

Intelligence agencies also quizzed a couple in Jammu and Kashmir who denied any links with the spy.

On Friday, Gupta named Mubassar Rana and Jamshed as her Pakistan handlers-both are reportedly Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) agents.

Madhuri is likely to face charges under the Official Secrets Act of 1923, which says that any person charged with disclosing information likely to affect security of the State is punishable by law.

The punishment for such an offence ranges from 3 to 14 yrs imprisonment. (ANI)

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