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Delhi Police Arrests Freelance Journalist In Case Under Official Secrets Act

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New Delhi, Sep 19: A Delhi based journalist has been arrested by the Special Cell under the Official Secrets Act on the allegation that he had classified defence related papers with him.

The journalist, Rajeev Sharma had earlier worked with United News of India, The Tribune, Sakaal Times. He had recently written a piece fo the Chinese newspaper Global Times.

"He is a resident of Pitampura, and was arrested by the southwestern range of Special Cell of the Delhi Police. He was produced before the magistrate the next day, following which he was taken into police custody for six days. He was found to be in possession of some defence-related classified documents. Investigation of the case is in progress," DCP(Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said.