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IAF Group Captain Arun Marwah arrested, undergoes questioning

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian Group Marwah facing charges has been arrested and is undergoing questioning by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, sources today said.

Marwah was handed over to the Special Cell's northern range on Wednesday after being interrogated for nearly 10 days by the counter intelligence wing of the IAF, a senior police said.

He has been booked under the (OSA) provisions and five days police custody has been granted by the court for questioning him, he said.

Marwah, who was posted at the headquarters, was allegedly leaking classified documents to a woman through WhatsApp. He had befriended her through in December last year, the said.

As per the complaint filed against Marwah by the Air Force, he was caught by the counter intelligence wing after he was found carrying a high-end phone at the headquarters, which are banned there.

The counter intelligence wing is also probing whether he was part of any larger ring.

The IAF officially did not comment on the matter.

Punishment under the Official entails a jail term of up to seven years.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 12:35 IST