Indian Air Force officer arrested in Delhi on charges of espionage

Indian Air Force officer arrested in Delhi on charges of espionage

An officer of the Indian Air Force has been arrested by Delhi Police's special cell unit on charges of espionage and passing on classified information to Pakistani intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Group Captain Arun Marwaha, 51, leaked sensitive information and documents to two Pakistani agents. Investigators say that the ISI agents honey trapped him on social media pretending to be women. The officer, posted at the IAF headquarters in Delhi, was detained by the IAF counter-intelligence wing on January 31. He is a para-jumping instructor and was in charge of training the elite Garud Commando Force. He has been charged under the Official Secrets Act and faces up to 14 years in jail. He was due to retire next year. Police are now investigating whether officer Marwaha was part of a larger conspiracy.