Indian faces trial for spying on Sikhs and Kashmiris in Germany

The same Frankfurt court convicted an Indian couple for spying on the same communities last December.
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An Indian national will stand trial in Germany accused ofspying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities for New Delhi's secret service, a courtsaid Friday.

Federal prosecutors allege the suspect, identified as54-year-old Balvir, has been working with the Indian foreign intelligenceagency Research & Analysis Wing since 2015.

"He allegedly provided information about figures in theSikh opposition scene and the Kashmiri movement and their relatives in Germany,and passed this on to his handlers who were working at the Indian consulategeneral in Frankfurt," the higher regional court in the city said in astatement.

The trial will open on August 25.

The same Frankfurt court convicted an Indian couple forspying on the same communities last December.

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