New Delhi [India], May 31 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to convicted former diplomat Madhuri Gupta in connection with an espionage case. Also Read - 'Creating Toolkit Not an Offence': 5 Big Statements by Court as Disha Ravi Walks Out of Jail
The court will hear Gupta’s appeal against conviction in September. Also Read - Republic Day Violence: Delhi Court Sends Actor-Activist Deep Sidhu To 14-Day Judicial Custody
The court is yet to fix a date of the same. Also Read - Toolkit Case: Climate Activist Disha Ravi Gets Bail After 10 Days, Can't Leave Country Till Probe Ends
Gupta was arrested for espionage in 2010 and was convicted on May 18.
She was accused of leaking classified information to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Earlier in 2016, the Delhi High Court charged Gupta under the stringent provisions of the Official Secrets Act 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 diplomat was provided for a punishment of only three years.
The former diplomat was arrested on April 22, 2010, by Delhi police’s Special Cell from Islamabad, where she was posted as Second Secretary (Press and Information) of the Indian High Commission.
As per reports, she was involved in a relationship with Jamshed, an ISI official, whom she planned to marry. (ANI)
This is published unedited from the ANI feed.