‘Honey-trapped’ IAF officer arrested in Delhi on charges of sharing secret information to Pakistan’s ISI

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On Thursday, an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer was arrested by Delhi police allegedly on charges of spying and sharing secret defense-related information to Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) following he was honey-trapped. The Group Captain Arun Marwaha (51) was detained by the air force’s Intelligence Wing on January 31 with his smartphone at the IAF headquarters.

“We have arrested a senior officer of the Indian Air Force. He has been booked under the Official Secrets Act. Further investigation is on,” said MM Oberoi, special commissioner (special cell) of Delhi police, without disclosing extra details. The police said that 51-year-old IAF officer was honey-trapped by ISI agents using two accounts of a social networking site in December 2017. Marwaha allegedly involved in seductive conversations with the agents masked as models. The mobile phone of IAF Arun Marwaha has been seized and an FIR has been registered at New Delhi’s Lodhi Colony police station following the IAF’s complaint after its early probe.

The police added that they have not found any proof of monetary exchange and that he was passing classified information on behalf of sex chats. An investigating officer said that “We have found some objectionable conversations and pictures on his mobile phone”.

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