The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against Indian Air Force Officer Arun Marwaha for allegedly sharing classified information with suspected spies.
The chargesheet was filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Shehrawa, PTI reported. The court is expected to hear it on April 24.
Marwaha, who was arrested in February, has been booked under the Official Secrets Act. He allegedly leaked classified information about three new tri-service agencies in the field of cyber warfare, space and special operations to two women.
Air Force Intelligence Wing personnel had caught Marwaha with his phone in the headquarters, an area where the device is banned, on January 31. He was reportedly lured by two women, who are suspected to be working for a foreign spy agency.
“He befriended them on Facebook around three months ago. After talking to them on the social networking site for a while, they exchanged their phone numbers and started chatting on WhatsApp,” an officer had said in February.
The Air Force Intelligence had initiated an investigation based on inputs that classified information was being leaked from the headquarters. “Marwaha was working as Joint Director (operations),” the FIR had said. “During questioning, he disclosed before officers of the Air Force Intelligence Wing that he was in touch with two women, and had passed on classified information about three new formations — Defence Cyber Agency, Defence Space Agency and a Special Operations Division — to them. He also shared a classified document about the forthcoming Air Force exercise with them, which is likely to help enemies and will affect the sovereignty and integrity of India.”