Delhi Courtroom Dismisses Bail Plea Of Journalist Rajeev Sharma In Espionage Case
A Delhi courtroom has dismissed the bail software of freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, arrested in an espionage case below the Official Secrets and techniques Act.
Further Classes Decide Dharmender Rana denied aid to Sharma on Monday, saying there was adequate grave and incriminating materials accessible on report towards him. “I’m happy that there’s sufficiently grave and incriminating materials accessible on report towards the applicant/accused. Upon perusal of the telegraph chat, assertion of witnesses recorded below Part 164 CrPC, info retrieved from the e-mail account of the applicant accused and the character of paperwork seized from the possession of the accused, I’m of the thought-about opinion that the allegations towards the applicant accused are properly based,” the decide stated in an order handed on October 19.
The decide additional famous that restoration of delicate paperwork from Shrama’s flat seen towards the receipt of cash by the accused from tainted sources and his relationship with the international brokers goes a good distance towards the plea of his innocence.
“Additional, from the conduct of the members of the family of the applicant accused, it’s evident that they’re trying to affect the witnesses. Such an method is mostly a trigger of significant concern,” the decide stated.
Whereas opposing the bail software, police stated that the accused was having hyperlinks with international intelligence officers and had been receiving funds from his handler by way of unlawful means and was being paid to convey delicate info concerning India’s nationwide safety and international relations.
“Contemplating the seriousness of allegations, enormity of fees and the essential juncture of the pending investigation, I’m of the opinion that applicant/accused doesn’t deserve the indulgence of the courtroom and his bail software is bereft of deserves… The appliance is accordingly dismissed,” the decide stated.
The accused, represented by senior advocate Adish Aggarwala, had approached the periods courtroom after a magisterial courtroom on September 28, rejected his bail software.
Delhi Police Particular Cell had stated that Sharma, arrested on September 14, was “discovered to be in possession of some defence-related categorised paperwork.”
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