The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted an espionage network allegedly involved in leaking sensitive information related to the Ministry of Finance to foreign countries. One accused, a contractual employee, was working as a data entry operator in the Finance ministry, news agency ANI said, citing the Delhi Police Crime Branch.
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The accused, identified as Sumit, has been arrested on charges of espionage activities in lieu of money and providing classified data to foreign countries. A case has been registered against the Officials Secrets Act.
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According to Delhi Police, one mobile phone allegedly being used by the accused to share secret information has been recovered from his possession.