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Court extends Madhuri Gupta`s judicial custody

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New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): The judicial custody of Indian Diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who was arrested on charges of spying for Pakistan's intelligence agencies, has been extended by 14 days.Gupta was produced at the Tis Hazari court in New Delhi.She was earlier sent to 14-day judicial custody on May 1.Emerging out of the in-camera proceedings, Gupta's advocate Joginder Dahiya said: "The Delhi police informed the court that they have filed an application under Section 197 of the CrPC seeking sanction for the prosecution of the woman officer."The proceedings were held in camera in view of the sensitivity of the case.Meanwhile, 53-year-old Gupta sought the copy of the FIR registered against her in the case. Gupta is under police custody since April 23.Gupta, who was posted in Indian High Commission in Pakistan, faces serious charges of having links with Pakistan's ISI.She is believed to have leaked the names of India's undercover agents in Pakistan to the ISI.However, sources say she might not have leaked any sensitive information as she did not have the access to it. (ANI)

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