Group Captain Arun Marwah was arrested for allegedly leaking classified Indian Air Force (IAF) information to Pakistan’s intelligence agency, as he was honey trapped. Marwah was using his smartphone to click pictures of the classified documents containing combat exercises at the IAF headquarters and sending them across via WhatsApp. He was found suspicious and detained by the IAF for investigation. Marwah was honey-trapped by the ISI through Facebook accounts in mid-December. ISI operatives were impersonating as models through these profiles. Marwah was lured through seductive conversations for a week or so, after which he was persuaded to share information pertaining to IAF exercises. Now the group captain is facing problems and has been sent to five days’ police custody and is being interrogated by the authorities.
Marwaha’s phone has been confiscated and sent for forensic examination. If found guilty, he will face severe punishment apart from losing his job and the terminal benefits.
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