New Delhi: An Indian Air Force officer has been arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell late on Thursday for allegedly leaking confidential documents to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) through social media. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Khushwah has confirmed the arrest of the 51 year old IAF Group Captain Arun Marwah.
On the basis of a complaint by a senior IAF official an FIR under Sections 3 and 5 of the Officials Secrets Act has been filed against the accused. After his arrest, Captain Arun has been sent for 5-day police custody.
Reports said that Captain Arun’s activities were found suspicious. Thus, the IAF started questioning him since 31 January. After investigating the case the intelligence officers found that Arun was using his mobile-phone to click pictures of the classified documents and sending them via WahtsApp.
Sources further added that, Arun was ‘honey-trapped’ by a woman who had befriended with the IAF officer through Facebook accounts in mid-December. Intelligence sources said that the ISI operatives were imitating as models through these models. It also informed that the woman tempted Arun through seductive conversations for a week to convince him to share information pertaining to IAF exercises.
Meanwhile, Arun is being questioned by the authorities. His smartphone has been seized and sent for forensic examination. The authorities are further probing that whether Arun is part of a larger spying group by Pakistan. However, the IAF officially did not comment on the matter.
Noteworthy, earlier on 17 December, 2017, the Indian Intelligence officials said that they had foiled the plan of the IS to extract sensitive information from 3 officials of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad by setting up a honey-trap.