IAF officer taken into custody for alleged involvement in espionage

Vastavam web: A Group Captain, posted at the IAF’s headquarters here, has been taken into custody by the force for alleged involvement in espionage and possible attempt to access sensitive documents, official sources said today.The investigators are probing whether the officer was a victim of honey trap as it is suspected he was sending pictures of classified documents to a woman through WhatsApp.Apparently, he got in touch with the woman through social media whose identity has not yet been established.

A team of the IAF’s central security and investigation took the officer into custody, and currently he is being interrogated, said the sources.The IAF officially did not comment on the matter.The identity of the officer has been kept secret as investigation into the case was going on, the sources said.