Sharma was held by Special Cell for allegedly spying for China in lieu of cash. Later, the ED additionally lodged a case of cash laundering on the premise of the FIR lodged by Special Cell.
The hooked up asset is the residential property in the identify of Rajeev Sharma at Pitampura, New Delhi.
“ED initiated money laundering investigation on the basis of the FIR and charge sheet filed by Delhi Police against Rajeev Sharma under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code, and the Official Secrets Act,” stated an ED official.
The ED’s investigation underneath PMLA revealed that Rajeev Sharma had equipped confidential and delicate info to Chinese Intelligence officers, in trade for remuneration thereby compromising the safety and nationwide pursuits of the nation.
During investigation, it was revealed that such remuneration to Rajeev Sharma was being offered by a Mahipalpur primarily based shell firm that was run by Chinese nationals specifically Zhang Cheng alias Suraj, Zhang Lixia alias Usha and Qing Shi together with a Nepali nationwide Sher Singh alias Raj Bohara.
This Chinese firm was performing as a conduit for the Chinese Intelligence companies to supply remuneration for individuals like Rajeev Sharma indulged in legal actions. The remuneration was being paid in money by way of carriers in addition to by way of money deposits.
Sharma additionally acquired cash utilizing the checking account of his good friend in order to hide his involvement in legal actions. In addition to acquiring remunerations in money, he additionally acquired remuneration in form in the shape of numerous paid overseas journeys which had been organized by the Chinese Intelligence Agents.
The probe company had earlier filed a prosecution grievance (cost sheet) in the current case earlier than Patiala House Courts on which the Court has taken cognisance of the matter.
A probe in the matter is underway.