In December 2020, Delhi High Court had granted bail to Sharma, in Delhi Police’s case which booked him under Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Official Secrets Act.
According to the police, Sharma indulged in procurement of confidential/sensitive documents/material and information and its subsequent handover to Chinese Intelligence officers.
Sharma is also alleged to have received illegal funds/remuneration through illegal means/shell companies operated by the Chinese nationals.
The Delhi Police claimed that it has found several articles and some sensitive/confidential documents related to the Indian Defense department at the instance of Sharma.
Sharma was arrested by the ED on July 1, 2021, on the ground that he had been receiving money through shell companies run by Chinese nationals at the instance of Chinese intelligence officers based in China.