IAF Officer Arrested For Passing On Secret Documents To ISI In Suspected Honeytrap Case

| February 9 , 2018 , 11:36 IST

An Indian Air Force Officer taken into questioning on January 31 in connection with passing on sensitive information, was on Friday arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell for providing details of secret IAF documents to Pakistani spy agency ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence).

The arrest of 51-year-old Group Captain Arun Marwaha was confirmed by DCP (special cell) Pramod Khushwah. Marwaha was allegedly using his smartphone to take pictures of classified documents at the IAF headquarters and sending them via WhatsApp.

According to reports, Marwah was honey-trapped into sharing the information with the ISI by operatives masquerading as models on Facebook. Engaging Marwah in scintillating conversation over a week or so, the women convinced him to share classified information regarding Indian Air Force exercises.

So far, the no evidence has been found of there being any monetary exchange between Marwaha and the ISI regarding the sharing of classified information and is suspected he shared the details in exchange of sex chats.

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The police are now aiming to identify the Pakistani handlers and the information that has been shared with them. Sources say that the Gagan Shakti exercise was one which details had been passed on while Marwaha has confessed that he had access to many secret documents and plans due to his posting at the IAF HQ.

An FIR has been filed against Marwaha under sections 3 and 5 of the Official Secrets Act on the complaint of a senior IAF official. The phone of Marwaha has been seized and sent for forensic examination.