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IAF officer held on charges of spying

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IANS New Delhi
An Indian Air Force officer, posted at the Air HQs here, has been taken into custody on charge of spying, sources said on Wednesday.
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.
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).
--IANS
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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 9:44 PM IST

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