The Delhi police has arrested a Group Captain of the Air Force on charges of spying. The officer Arun Marwaha was arrested on Thursday on charges of passing on information and secret IAF documents to the ISI.
The officer was allegedly using his smartphone to click pictures of classified documents, the police said. The arrest has been confirmed by DCP Special Cell Pramod Khushwaha.
He allegedly clicked pictures of classified documents relating to combat exercises of the IAF and later passed them on through WhatsApp, the probe revealed.
The Group Captain had been detained by the Indian Air Force for investigation on January 31 after his activities were found suspicious.
It is alleged that the officer may have been honey trapped into passing on the information. He is alleged to have been lured in by seductive conversations through two Facebook accounts.
There is however no evidence as yet of any monetary transactions. He may have passed on information in lieu of sex chats, the probe has found. The documents that were compromised comprised most those relating to combat related air exercises. One of the documents shared related to Gagan Shakti, the probe also found.
He is currently being investigated at the cell's headquarters in Lodhi Colony. The probe is also focusing on whether he acted alone or had any accomplices. The police have booked the case under Sections 3 and 5 of the Official Secrets Act. His phone has been seized and is being examined at the forensic sciences laboratory.