IAF Group Captain arrested in Delhi was honeytrapped by ISI spy on Facebook

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IAF Group Captain arrested in Delhi was honeytrapped by ISI spy on Facebook

The officer had been detained earlier by the counter intelligence wing of IAF.

A Group Captain-rank officer of the Indian Air Force, incharge of the military wing's para operations, was arrested by the Delhi Police special cell on charges of espionage.

He was charged under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), news agency PTI reported, citing sources.

Arun Marwa, who posted in New Delhi, had been detained earlier by the counter intelligence wing of IAF and questioned for possible spying for Pakistan.

The officer is now in five days police remand. Marwa, who was honey-trapped through two Facebook accounts was suspected to have passed "critical information," over the last few months. He was accused of sending combat related information to his ISI handlers.

The 51-year-old officer had been indulging in activities through unauthorised electronic devices which is against existing orders. He used various social media platforms to pass on the information.

The Delhi police special cell after filing the case, arrested the 51-year-old officer, who was later produced at the Patiala House Court and sent to police remand for five days. They have also confiscated the officer's phone.

The special cell is investigating the matter further and trying to gather all the information that has been shared by the officer with ISI .