Freelance Senior Journalist Rajeev Sharma who worked for various newspapers and news agencies was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on Monday and after being produced in the court the following day was sent for a 6-day police custody.
Sharma was arrested in a case under the Official Secrets Act and is being interrogated. He was though of having alleged possession over some defence-related classified documents.
After he was arrested, his laptop and mobiles were seized inorder to further investigate with whom he was in close contact.Following his arrest, his Twitter account is flashing a message that the account showed suspicious activity and hence, has been restricted.
Delhi Police got secret information about his involvement in procurement of classified documents and hence he was arrested by the Special Cell under the Official Secrets Act.
The Special Cell is interrogating him to know how he procured classified defence-related documents and if there is an involvement of more people.Sharma was also supposed to be one of the many victims of the alleged Pegasus snooping.
Inputs included from Times Now News