Skip to comments.Indian Diplomat Turns Spy
Posted on 04/29/2010 9:33:35 PM PDT by Cindy
"Indian diplomat turns spy"
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ndtv April 27, 2010 Madhuri Gupta, an IFS officer, has confessed that she sold secrets for love, money and because "service conditions were bad".
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“Woman Diplomat Arrested For Spying For Pakistan”
Date Submitted: Thu Apr 29, 2010
SNIPPET: “NEW DELHI - An espionage racket involving passing of sensitive information to Pakistani intelligence agencies has been busted with the arrest here of a senior woman diplomat posted in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
Madhuri Gupta, an IFS-B officer who was Second Secretary in the mission, was arrested here last week after she was summoned by Indias Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the pretext of discussions over South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, being held in Thimpu.
We have reasons to believe that an official in the High Commission of India in Pakistan had been passing information to Pakistani intelligence agencies.”
A REAL Mata Hari...
Yep, it sure looks that way.
SAT, MAY 01, 2010
The Times of India
“Before Madhuri, another Indian fell to Pak ‘trap’”
Indrani Bagchi, TNN, May 1, 2010, 03.33am IST
SNIPPET: “NEW DELHI: Madhuri Gupta continues to confound. When counter-intelligence officials first suspected her of being a Pakistani mole at the Indian high commission in Islamabad four months ago, they were operating on a hunch.
When they reeled her in to Delhi last week under the pretext of some work for the Saarc summit, they barely had enough information to nail her legally. Until Gupta herself began to talk. She gave her interrogators chapter and verse of all her contacts, what reports she had sent them and the fact that she was brazen enough to be doing this by email. Investigators have brought her computer back for forensic examination. The analysis has only corroborated what Gupta told her interrogators.
All this information, sources said, will now be used to prosecute her.
But Gupta is not the first Indian diplomat at the high commission to fall prey to the charms of a Pakistani honeytrap. Investigators found that another official, as yet unnamed, was compromised with a young lady in what is called a “classic” honeytrap situation at the same time last year. But that was quickly hushed up and the official hustled back to India. The Gupta case may just reopen that old case as well, sources said.
As a spy, Gupta may not have given sensitive information to her Pakistani handlers but the case has prompted a more thorough check of everybody in the Indian mission.
Gupta sent about 20 well-drafted “reports” of meetings, conversations and personnel at the high commission. But funnily enough, some of the so-called conversations that she reported to the ISI were actually in the public domain, some even cannibalised from local newspapers! The only “proprietary” information that she gave was the weekly report from the high commission to the MEA, which is marked `Secret’.”
SNIPPET: “Investigators went through her house in Islamabad and found it to be bugged. Of greater concern was that they found it was used by the ISI as a sort of “staging house” when she wasn’t at home. They clearly had the run of the place, especially the mysterious “Rana” whom she has claimed to have fallen in love with.”