| New Delhi |
Up to date: February nine, 2018 five:20 am
Delhi Police has arrested a Staff Captain, posted on the Indian Air Pressure headquarters, for allegedly sharing categorized details about the 3 new tri-service companies within the box of cyber battle, area and particular operations with two girls.
The arrest was once made on Wednesday night time, 10 days after the Air Pressure Intelligence Wing stuck him red-handed together with his mobile phone when he entered the headquarters. Sporting a telephone is unlawful within the premises.
Confirming the arrest, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Particular Cellular) Pramod Kushwaha stated, “Now we have arrested Staff Caption Arun Marwaha. He was once produced earlier than a Delhi courtroom, which remanded him in police custody for 5 days.”
The criticism in opposition to Staff Captain Arun Marwaha was once lodged through Station Safety Officer Squadron Chief Rupinder Singh on the New Delhi vary of the Delhi Police’s Particular Cellular.
On February 7, an FIR in regards to the topic was once registered below sections of three/five/nine of the Professional Secrets and techniques Act at Lodhi Colony police station.
“Preliminary probe has printed that Marwaha was once lured through two girls, suspected to be running for a overseas secret agent company, and was once being blackmailed. He befriended them on Fb round 3 months in the past. After speaking to them at the social networking website online for some time, they exchanged their telephone numbers and began chatting on WhatsApp,” an officer stated. Additional investigation within the case is underway.
Within the FIR, the complainant has said, “Marwaha was once running as Joint Director (operations). Throughout wondering, he disclosed earlier than officials of Air Pressure intelligence wing that he was once in contact with two girls, and had handed on categorized details about 3 new formations — Defence Cyber Company, Defence House Company and a Particular Operations Department — to them. He additionally shared a categorized record in regards to the coming near near Air Pressure Workout with them, which is prone to assist enemies and can impact the ‘sovereignty and integrity of India’.”
Singh claimed they gained a secret enter that some delicate paperwork containing knowledge on ongoing operations of the Indian Air Pressure have been handed on to a couple unlawful individuals. “Appearing in this knowledge, the sleuths of the Air Pressure intelligence wing began tracking the actions of the officials involved. Throughout investigation, it got here to fore that Marwaha was once continuously getting his high-end dual-SIM telephone on the headquarters. Telephones are prohibited on the premises,” he stated within the criticism.
After gathering a number of an important proof, police puzzled Marwaha on January 30 after he was once stuck sporting the telephone red-handed.
“Throughout wondering, he admitted that he had taken photos of the categorized paperwork, which have been in his custody, on his mobile phone. He additionally confessed that he had despatched the photographs of the paperwork to the 2 girls on WhatsApp and Telegram chats. His mobile phone was once recovered, and despatched to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) of the CBI,” a senior police officer stated.
The officer added that they’re in direct contact with the officials of the Intelligence Bureau and the Analysis and Research Wing.
A senior police officer stated investigators from Air Pressure’s counter-intelligence wing are probing whether or not he was once a part of a bigger espionage ring.
Punishment below Professional Secrets and techniques Act involves a prison time period of as much as seven years, police stated.