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Delhi court convicts diplomat for espionage

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A on Friday convicted former Indian in connection with an espionage case.

She was the first woman to be arrested for espionage by the special cell of in 2010.

was accused of leaking classified information to (ISI).

Earlier in 2016, the charged under the stringent provisions of the which entailed a maximum punishment of up to 14 years.

The court had set aside a Delhi trial court's order of January 2012, in which the was provided for a punishment of only three years.

Gupta was arrested on April 22, 2010, by Delhi police's Special Cell from Islamabad, where she was posted as (Press and Information) of the

As per reports, she was involved in a relationship with Jamshed, an ISI official, whom she planned to marry.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 20:07 IST