IAF officer sent to 4-day Police Custody in Espionage Case
An Air Force office has been remanded by a Delhi court to four days police custody. The dismissed officer was arrested for allegedly sharing secret information with intelligence operatives suspected to be backed by Pakistan’s ISI after being “honey trapped” into an espionage racket.
The Metropolitan Magistrate has sent the officer, who was a leading aircraft man with the Indian Air Force posted at Bhatinda, to police custody after the Delhi Police submitted that he was required to be taken outside the national capital for interrogation.
The court said four days were enough for questioning him at this stage, while the police was seeking five days in the custody.
The Officer was dismissed recently and later on arrested after a combined operation by Delhi Police’s Crime Branch, Air Force Liaisoning Unit (LU) and Military Intelligence, police said.
The police said that “with his arrest, they have come across a honey trapping module, backed by intelligence agents from across the border, which creates fictitious accounts (cyber entities) in popular social networking sites, pretending to be women, befriend defence personnel and officials from security forces and allegedly lure them into espionage.