New Delhi: Police on September 19 arrested two more persons for their alleged involvement in the journalist spying case. The journalist Rajeev Sharma, a resident of Pitampura was earlier arrested for giving information to China.

The newly arrested duo is identified as Chinese and Nepalese nationals. Police have registered a case under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) against Sharma and the Chinese and Nepalese nationals have been arrested under the same charges. 

Rajeev Sharma was arrested by police on September 14. Delhi Police has said that the Chinese Intelligence Agencies had reportedly asked for 'sensitive information' from Sharma and offered large amounts of money.

A large number of mobile phones, laptops and other incriminating and sensitive material have been recovered, according to reports.

In a press statement issued late Friday night, the police said, “...Rajeev Sharma...has been arrested by the Special Cell in an Official Secrets Act case. He was found to be in possession of some Defence-related classified documents. Investigation of the case is in progress and further details will be shared in due course.”

Sharma was produced before a city court on September 15 after which he was sent to police custody for 6 days.