Espionage Network: Spying network leaking sensitive information from Finance Ministry busted, one arrested

Pankaj Prasad
Union Finance Ministry
Union Finance Ministry

An employee of the Union Finance Ministry has been arrested on charges of espionage.

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has busted an espionage network that leaked sensitive information related to the Finance Ministry. Sumit, a contract worker with a data entry operator, was arrested on charges of espionage activities and providing classified data to foreign countries in return for money.

According to the Delhi Police Crime Branch, a mobile phone was recovered from him during the search, which he used to share confidential information related to the Ministry of Finance. A case was registered under the Official Secrets Act.

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