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IAF officer held on charges of spying


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).

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 9:44 PM IST

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