IAF sergeant arrested for leaking sensitive information to Pakistan-based officer: Police

According to the police, Devender Narayan Sharma had also received money from the officer for the leaked information.

According to the police, Devender Narayan Sharma had also received money from the officer for the leaked information.

An Indian Air Force sergeant at the records office here has been arrested for allegedly disclosing classified and sensitive information about defense installations and personnel to a Pakistan-based ‘agent’, police say on May 12 and claimed he was “honey trapped.”

The accused was identified as 32-year-old Devender Narayan Sharma, who worked as an administrative assistant (GD) at the IAF records office at Subroto Park here, police said.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Mr Sharma had been “honey-trapped” by a Pakistan-based woman with whom he shared sensitive documents related to personnel, national security and defence, said said the police.

On May 6, the Delhi Police Criminal Division arrested the sergeant for allegedly leaking sensitive information via WhatsApp to the “adversary country agent” after deceptively obtaining information and documents from computers and other files, according to the police.

According to the police, Mr. Sharma had also received money from the officer for the leaked information.

Based on a complaint received by the Indian Air Force, a case under the Official Secrets Act was filed and the sergeant was arrested on May 6 and dismissed from his post, the police said. police.

During the investigation, incriminating evidence such as electronic gadgets and documents was seized, they said, adding that further investigation was underway.

Last year, in July, two people, including a military man, were arrested under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly providing classified documents to the Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

The development came after a 34-year-old vegetable vendor from Pokhran Army Base Camp was detained for allegedly obtaining sensitive documents from an army man for cash and having them provided to ISI.