BERLIN:Trial of an Indian couple, accused of spying on Kashmiri and Sikh groups inG Germany and sharing information with Indian intelligence agents began on Thursday at a court in Germany’s Frankfurt City.
According to media reports, Manmohan S., 50, and his wife, 51-year-old Kanwal Jit K., were charged with foreign secret service agent activity in Germany.
Accused Manmohan started spying for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) back in 2015, while Kanwaljit joined him in 2017.
As part of their secret service, the couple was tasked to monitor and record the activities of Kashmiri people and Sikh groups in Germany and forwarded the information to the RAW officials posted at the Consulate General of India in Frankfurt.
In return for their service, the couple reportedly received a total of €7,200 ($7,974) from RAW.
The further hearings are scheduled up until December 12. If convicted, the Indian couple may be jailed for up to 10 years.