Live Updates: Air Force Officer Arrested For Spying, Sent To 5-Day Custody

 
Live Updates: Air Force Officer Arrested For Spying, Sent To 5-Day Custody

 

NEW DELHI:  An Air Force officer was arrested on Thursday in Delhi for allegedly spying for Pakistani intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI. 

Group Captain Arun Marwaha, posted at the Delhi IAF headquarters, was handed over to Delhi Police yesterday after nearly 10 days of questioning by the counter- intelligence wing of the force, news agency PTI reported. He was allegedly honey-trapped by an ISI official, pretending to be a woman.
Here are the live updates on the arrest of the Indian Air Force Officer.

Feb 09, 2018
09:41 (IST)
A senior Air Force officer discovered the massive breach a few weeks ago and set up an internal investigation.
Feb 09, 2018
09:14 (IST)
The Indian Air Force has not officially commented on the arrest but sources say the officer was indulging in certain "unwanted activities" through unauthorised electronic devices.

Feb 09, 2018
09:13 (IST)
Investigators from IAF's counter intelligence wing are also examining whether officer Arun Marwaha was part of a larger espionage ring being run from Pakistan, sources say.
Feb 09, 2018
09:12 (IST)
After the Air Force officer allegedly befriended the ISI agent on Facebook a few months ago, they started chatting regularly on WhatsApp, according to sources. The two allegedly even exchanged intimate messages. After gaining his trust, the agent asked the officer for classified documents.

Feb 09, 2018
09:01 (IST)
Punishment under Official Secrets Act entails a jail term of up to seven years, PTI reported. 
Feb 09, 2018
08:56 (IST)
"The Delhi Police will now carry forward the probe. The officer has been slapped charges under Official Secrets Act," a source was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. 

Feb 09, 2018
08:54 (IST)
Group Captain Arun Marwaha was allegedly leaking classified documents through WhatsApp.

Source: (ndtv.com)