Former Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta gets 3-year jail term for spying

Former Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta has been sentenced to three years of jail for spying for Pakistan’s spy agency, Inter-services Intelligence (ISI). Madhuri used to spy for Pakistan while she was working at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

The Delhi Court convicted her of passing important information about India to Pakistan’s ISI. She has been given the maximum sentence for the offences of spying and wrongful communication of information protected under the law.

Gupta used to work as the Second Secretary (Press & Information) at the Indian High Commission.

The court said that the mails that were sent by Gupta to ISI contained highly confidential information about India. It said that the the information could have been useful to the enemy country and its secrecy was of utmost importance.

The Delhi Police had arrested Gupta in 2010 for allegedly passing crucial information about India to ISI officials. In spite of having left Islamabad, Gupta was in touch with two ISI officials.

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