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IAF officer honeytrap: Arun Marwaha held for sharing confidential information with ISI spy

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 February 2018, 9:58 IST
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A 51-years-old group captain Arun Marwaha posted at IAF headquarters honeytrapped with ISI Spy has been held by Delhi police. The Cops arrested him on charges of espionage and allegedly sharing classified information to Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI. The officer leaked the confidential info's and documents to a Pakistani agent who faked an affair pretending women and chatted with him on WhatsApp Messenger, says Investigative officers.

The IAF group captain shared confidential information about the three new tri-service agencies in the field of cyber warfare, space and special operations with the woman. The Pak agent faked his identity as 'Mahima'. The officer was arrested on Wednesday evening and has been charged under the Official Secrets Act and faces up to seven years in jail.

According to a report in NDTV, sources say after the officer befriended the ISI agent on Facebook a few months ago and they started chatting regularly on WhatsApp. The two allegedly even exchanged intimate messages. After gaining his trust, the agent asked the officer for classified documents. The officer shared them regularly on WhatsApp, according to sources. The information that he shared was reportedly on new agencies in the field of cyber warfare, space and special operations.

The complaint against Marwaha was filed by the Station Security Squadron Leader Rupinder Singh at the New Delhi range of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell. On February 7, an FIR regarding the matter was registered under sections of 3/5/9 of the Official Secrets Act at Lodhi Colony police station.

Confirming the arrest, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Kushwaha said, “We have arrested Group Caption Arun Marwaha. He was produced before a Delhi court, which remanded him in police custody for five days.”

The officer used to carry his cellphone into the Airforce headquarters, which was prohibited in the building. The Intelligence Wing caught Marwaha red-handed with his cellphone, while he was entering the headquarters. After questioning him for 10 days, the counter-intelligence wing of the Air Force turned the case over to the police. The officer has been sent five days' custody.

First published: 9 February 2018, 9:58 IST
 
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