Delhi Police Special Cell has recently arrested an Indian Air Force Officer on charges of sharing secret information with Pakistani spy agency ISI. As per the reports, the accused officer is Group Captain Arun Marwah who was taken into custody. The news was confirmed by DCP (special cell) Pramod Khushwah. An FIR has been lodged under sections 3 and 5 of the Officials Secrets Act, on the complaint by a senior Air Force official.
Arun Marwah, aged 51, allegedly clicked photos of classified documents pertaining to combat exercises at IAF headquarters and sent them across via Whatsapp. The IAF had detained Marwah for investigations on January 31 when his activities were found to be suspicious.
Reports suggest that ISI operatives were masquerading as models through Facebook profiles and lured Marwah through seductive conversations. He was honey-trapped through fake Facebook accounts in mid-December and after having a conversation for a week or two, he agreed to share information about IAF exercises.
No evidence of monetary exchange has been found but cops say that he was passing on classified information after exchanging intimate messages. The documents comprised of combat-related training exercises. The accused Air Force Officer was produced before the court of Deepak Sehrawat at Patiala House and then sent to 5-day custody by the special cell. He is currently being probed at New Delhi headquarters. Meanwhile, the police are trying to identify the
Pakistani handler and collecting more details about the documents that were shared. The smartphone had been confiscated by the police and has been sent for forensic examination. He has already confessed to having access to secret documents and plans owing to his posting at the Air headquarters.