The IAF officer held on suspicion of spying may have been honey trapped, a preliminary probe has suggested. The group captain posted at the headquarters in New Delhi was held by the IAF on the suspicion that he may have passed on information and classified documents.
It is now being probed whether the information he passed on could have been to a woman who may have honey trapped him. The probe which is at a very preliminary stage is now trying to ascertain where the secret information had been passed.
The officer according to sources said that the IAF official was under watch. His behaviour was suspicious in nature following which surveillance on him had been mounted, the source familiar with the probe informed OneIndia.
The source added that he was allegedly indulging in certain unwanted activities. It was found that he was using unauthorised electronic devices. He has been taken into custody for questioning.
IAF officials said that they would not identify the officer now considering the issue is very sensitive in nature. We are still in the process of questioning him, the officer also added.