Delhi Journalist Rajeev Sharma Arrested Under Official Secrets Act To Get Copy Of Charges

Delhi Journalist Rajeev Sharma Arrested Under Official Secrets Act To Get Copy Of Charges

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Rajeev Sharma with others accused are currently in police custody till September 28.

A Delhi Court on Thursday ordered the Delhi Police to provide a copy of the FIR to the advocates of freelance Journalist Rajeev Sharma, who was arrested recently under the Official Secrets Act.

The Court also ordered to provide a copy of the FIR to co-accused Chinese Qing Shi in the same case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pawan Singh Rajawat while ordering the FIR copy to be supplied to the counsels said: "I am satisfied that the accused are entitled to be supplied with copy of FIR for defending themselves by taking recourse to the provisions of law".

The CMM, however, directed the advocates representing the accused persons not to disclose the contents of the FIR in the public domain and to use it for availing legal remedies only.

The Court on Thursday also allowed the counsels of accused to meet the accused for 30 minutes during their custody period.

Advocate Adish Aggarwala representing Rajeev Sharma and Advocate Ravish Singh representing Qing Shi argued that no FIR had been uploaded online and despite a request to the police, they have not furnished the copy of FIR to the accused.

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