IAF officer arrested by Delhi Police for sharing classified information on social media

New Delhi: A Group Captain of the Indian Air Force, who was caught by the Air Force intelligence with a cellphone in the headquarters recently, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Friday.

He was arrested on charges for allegedly sharing classified information about the three new tri-service agencies in the field of cyber warfare, space and special operations with two women.

The arrest was made on Wednesday evening, 10 days after the Air Force Intelligence Wing caught him red-handed with his cellphone when he entered the headquarters. Carrying a phone is prohibited inside the premises.

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Confirming the arrest, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Kushwaha said, “We have arrested Group Caption Arun Marwaha. He was produced before a Delhi court, which remanded him in police custody for five days.”

The complaint against Group Captain Arun Marwaha was lodged by Station Security Officer Squadron Leader Rupinder Singh at the New Delhi range of the Delhi Police’s Special Cell.

On February 7, an FIR regarding the matter was registered under sections of 3/5/9 of the Official Secrets Act at Lodhi Colony police station.

“Initial probe has revealed that Marwaha was lured by two women, suspected to be working for a foreign spy agency, and was being blackmailed. He befriended them on Facebook around three months ago. After talking to them on the social networking site for a while, they exchanged their phone numbers and started chatting on WhatsApp,” an officer said. Further investigation in the case is underway.

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