A former cook of the India Air Force officers' mess has been booked by the police under the Official Secret Act for possessing confidential information, including the take-off schedule of the IAF's fighter planes.
A native of Banka district in Bihar, Shashikant Jha 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 Inspector Pradeep Shukla of Shahpur police station today.
The police have booked him under OSA and recovered documents,including the map of IAF station in Gorakhpur and several secret information including the schedule of the fighter planes and other programs and its other programmes, Shukla said.
During interrogation, the police came to know that Jha was earlier a cook at Air force officers mess 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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