Air Force Officer arrested for allegedly sharing information with ISI

IAF officer'honey trapped by ISI agents shares secret documents

IAF officer'honey trapped by ISI agents shares secret documents

Marwaha, 51, was allegedly using his smartphone to click pictures of classified documents pertaining to combat exercises at the IAF headquarters and then sending them across via WhatsApp.

The ISI agents had made fake profiles as women on Facebook and befriended the officer there. "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. They allegedly even exchanged intimate messages.

According to the official sources, the Group Captain was leaking info about the three new tri-service agencies in the field of cyber warfare, space and special operations. He has been charged under the Official Secrets Act and faces up to 14 years in jail.

Marwah has been sent to five days' police custody and is being interrogated by the authorities.


"He also shared a classified document about the forthcoming Air Force Exercise with them, which is likely to help enemies and will affect the "sovereignty and integrity of India", The Indian Express quoted Singh as stating in the FIR. The Air Force had approached the Delhi Police to investigate the case. After gaining his trust, the agent asked the officer for classified documents, the source further said.

The Group Captain was handed over to Delhi Police on Thursday after almost 10 days of questioning by the counter- intelligence wing of the force.

The officer was arrested on Thursday as he was walking into the Air Force headquarters with his cellphone, which is not allowed in the building. The police are now trying to identify the Pakistani handlers to gather more information.

Sources said Marwaha's phone has been seized and sent for forensic examination.

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