RAW agents exposed in Germany, face jail for spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris

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BERLIN, GERMANY: A married Indian couple faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged with espionage in Germany, prosecutors announced on Tuesday, NDTV reported.

The suspects have been identified as 50-year-old Manmohan S. and his wife Kanwal Jit K., 51.

“Manmohan S. agreed by January 2015 at the latest to provide information about Germany’s Sikh community and Kashmir movement and their relatives to an employee of the Indian foreign intelligence service Research & Analysis Wing,” they said in a statement.

The couple held monthly meetings with the Indian intelligence officer between July and December 2017, and in total they were paid 7,200 euros ($8,100) for their work.

The charges, which can carry up to 10 years’ jail in serious cases, were laid on March 28 but only publicised Tuesday by the federal prosecution service in the city of Karlsruhe.