In­dian cou­ple stand trial for spy­ing on Sikhs

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An In­dian cou­ple ac­cused of spy­ing on Sikh and Kash­miri com­mu­ni­ties in Ger­many went on trial on Thurs­day on charges that carry a sen­tence of up to 10 years in prison. The cou­ple were charged in March and have been named only as Man­mo­han S, 50, and his wife Kan­wal Jit K, 51. “Man­mo­han S agreed... to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about Ger­many’s Sikh com­mu­nity and Kash­mir move­ment and their rel­a­tives to an em­ployee of the In­dian for­eign in­tel­li­gence ser­vice Re­search and Anal­y­sis Wing,” pros­e­cu­tors said. His wife al­legedly joined him in monthly meet­ings with the In­dian in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cer be­tween July and De­cem­ber 2017, for which the cou­ple were paid €7,200 (Dh29,300).

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