IAF officer arrested for leaking confidential in a faked affair
New Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested an Indian Air Force officer for espionage and allegedly sharing some confidential information with the Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.
The officer Group Captain Arun Marwaha, posted at the IAF headquarters, has been charged under the Official Secrets Act and faces up to seven years in jail.
According to the official sources, the Group Captain was leaking info about the three new tri-service agencies in the field of cyber warfare, space and special operations.
The IAF officer had also shared some documents with the agent who chatted with him on WhatsApp pretending to be a woman, said investigators.
It was revealed that the officer befriended the ISI agent on Facebook a few months ago and they started chatting regularly on WhatsApp afterwards.
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 massive breach was found oput by a senior officer a few weeks ago and an internal investigation was set up in which Marwaha's role was revealed.
It is to be mentioned that the IAF has not officially commented on the arrest. The officials have said that the officer was indulging in certain unwanted activities through unauthorised electronic devices.