A Delhi court on Monday sent arrested journalist Rajeev Sharma, Chinese woman Qing Shi and Nepalese citizen Sher Singh to seven-day police custody in connection with a Chinese espionage racket case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pawan Singh Rajawat sent the three to police custody after they were produced before the court at the end of their previous remand period.
On September 14, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police had arrested 61-year-old journalist Rajeev Sharma, allegedly found working for Chinese intelligence.
During a search of Sharma’s house in Pitampura here, one laptop, some confidential documents related to Indian Defence and some other incriminating papers were reportedly seized.
Rajeev Sharma has also moved a bail plea in the court, which will come up for hearing on Tuesday. The application, moved by advocate Amish Aggarwala on Sharma’s behalf, put forth that he is being framed in a false case and has not committed any offence.
During his police remand, a Chinese woman Qing Shi and her Nepalese associate Sher Singh alias Raj Bohra were also arrested.
They were found supplying the arrested scribe with huge amounts of money routed through hawala channels for conveying sensitive information to Chinese Intelligence, DCP Special Cell Sanjeev Yadav had said.