IAF Group Captain arrested in Delhi for passing secret information to Pakistan

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Delhi: As per media reports an Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain Arun Marwaha officer was arrested on Thursday by Delhi Police allegedly on charges of spying and passing secret defence-related information to Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) after he was honey-trapped.

As per HT reports Captain Marwaha, 51, was detained on January 31 by the air force’s Intelligence Wing with his smartphone at the IAF headquarters. He was questioned by the air force and handed over to the Delhi Police on February 7.

“We have arrested a senior officer of the Indian Air Force. He has been booked under the Official Secrets Act. Further investigation is on,” MM Oberoi, special commissioner (special cell) of Delhi Police, said.

Marwaha was honey-trapped by ISI agents using two accounts of a social networking site in December 2017, police said. He allegedly engaged in seductive conversations with the agents masquerading as models.

As per the complaint filed against Marwah by the Air Force, he was caught by the counter-intelligence wing after he was found carrying a high-end phone at the headquarters, which are banned there.

The counter-intelligence wing is also probing whether he was part of any larger espionage ring.

His mobile phone has been seized and an FIR has been registered at New Delhi’s Lodhi Colony police station after the IAF’s complaint following its initial probe.

“We have found some objectionable conversations and pictures on his mobile phone,” an investigating officer said

Police said they have not found any evidence of monetary exchange and added that he was passing classified information in lieu of sex chats.

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