Published On: Wed, Jan 31st, 2018

IAF officer held on charges of spying for Pakistan’s ISI

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force officer, posted at the Air HQs here, has been taken into custody on charge of spying for Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), sources said on Wednesday.

The officer has been taken into custody for further questioning

According to a source, during a routine counter intelligence surveillance carried out by the IAF’s Central Security and Investigation Team, the officer, who is a Group Captain, was found indulging in “unwanted activities through unauthorised electronic devices”.

The case, said the source, was of “honey trapping” after the officer is said to have befriended a woman on Facebook.

The source added that the officer has been taken into custody for further questioning.

It is claimed that the honey trapped arrested IAF officer had passed on some information to the enemy nation.”The level of information passed by the IAF officer in question is being investigated,” said sources.

The services have a strict code on engaging on social media, which restricts soldiers from sharing their identity, rank, posting and other professional details. The restrictions include posting pictures in uniform.

In December, 2015, a dismissed IAF official was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly passing on information to intelligence operatives suspected to be backed by Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

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