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Ex-cook of IAF officers' mess detained for having secret info

Press Trust of India  |  Gorakhpur 

A former cook of the officers' has been booked by the police under the for possessing confidential information, including the take-off schedule of the IAF's fighter planes.

A native of district in Bihar, was initially detained by the IAF and was later handed over to the police on being found in possession of sensitive information about the Air Force, said of station today.

"The officials had detained Jha on Saturday after finding him having information pertaining to take-off schedule of fighter planes inside the station campus," said Shukla.

The police have booked him under OSA and recovered documents,including the map of in Gorakhpur and several secret information including the schedule of the fighter planes and other programs and its other programmes, Shukla said.

Jha lived here in a rented room near in Nanda Nagar under station along with his wife who has gone to her fathers house.

During interrogation, the police came to know that Jha was earlier a cook at Air force officers and he worked there till September 2017. He used to note secret information, while hearing officers' conversation.

He had no permission or pass to enter the Air Force colony when he was caught by the Air Force security (on Saturday), the police said.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 18:50 IST