Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
Last updated 7 hours, 20 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
New Delhi police arrest Indian Air Force officer for espionage
February 09, 2018
 Print    Send to Friend

NEW DELHI: New Delhi police on Friday said it has arrested Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain Arun Marwaha on charges of espionage for passing secret information to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

"He was arrested on Wednesday after a case was registered against him under the Official Secrets Act (OSA)," Delhi Police Special Cell's Special Commissioner M.M. Oberoi said.

He was produced before a court on Thursday that sent him to police custody for five days.

Oberoi also said Marwaha was earlier detained by the IAF in January.

The Group Captain had been detained by the IAF for investigation on January 31 after his activities were found "suspicious". The Air Force had approached the Delhi Police to investigate the case.

According to a Special Cell officer, privy to the investigation, Marwaha, 51, shared information and documents with two Pakistani agents who chatted with him on social media site Facebook, pretending to be women. The fake accounts, in the names of 'Kiran Randhwa' and 'Mahima Patel', were used to entice him.

He allegedly used his smartphone to click pictures of the classified documents pertaining to the IAF headquarters and then sent them across via WhatsApp.

According to the Special Cell's officer, the officer befriended the ISI agents posing as women models a few months ago.

"They chatted regularly on WhatsApp... and also allegedly exchanged intimate messages. The ISI agents also honey-trapped him after obtaining some of his nude pictures," the officer said, adding that after gaining Marwaha's trust, the "Pakistani agents asked the officer for classified documents".

"The documents which Marwaha shared mostly dealt with training and combat related air exercises. We also found he shared documents of 'Gagan Shakti', an exercise," the officer added.

Marwaha is being questioned at the Special Cell's headquarters in Lodhi Colony area of south Delhi.

The police are also probing if he had any accomplices.

According to informed sources, Marwaha's phone has been seized and sent for forensic examination.

"He has even confessed to have had access to many secret documents and plans due to his posting at the Air Force Headquarters in Delhi."

Indo-Asian News Service

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Post a comment
Other Latest News
DMK, Congress agree on TN seats
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu principal opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its allies have reached a deal on seat-sharing in the Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday, a day aft..
Accused sent to police custody in twin murder case
KASARGOD: A court here sent a local committee member of ruling Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M) and the prime accused in the gruesome murder of two Youth Congre..
Vadra questioned in money laundering case
NEW DELHI: Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was on Wednesday questioned for over three hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connec..
India to play key role in ‘global defence arena’
BENGALURU: India is set to emerge as a key player in the global defence arena, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday. “With the policy initiatives and..
I can’t handle horror, says Sayani
NEW DELHI: Actress Sayani Gupta is not a fan of the horror genre, and says it took a lot of convincing to get her to say ‘yes’ to supernatural thriller “Darkness Visible...
Advertise | Copyright