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IAF Group Captain sent to judicial custody by Delhi court

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A has sent an Indian officer, arrested for alleged espionage, to judicial custody for two weeks after the said he was not required for further

The court sent Group to custody after he was produced before it on the expiry of police custody.

Marwah, booked under the Official (OSA), was handed over to the Special Cell of after being interrogated for nearly 10 days by the counter intelligence wing of the IAF, the police said.

According to the police, 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 agency 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 a larger espionage ring.

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

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 16:00 IST