Police stated today that an Air Force sergeant at the Delhi record office was arrested for allegedly leaking classified and sensitive information on defence sites and people to a Pakistan-based "agent," and that he was "honey-trapped."
They identified the suspect as Devender Narayan Sharma, 32, who worked as an administrative assistant (GD) at the Indian Air Force (IAF) Record Office at Subroto Park, Delhi.
According to authorities, the sergeant was arrested on May 6 for allegedly leaking critical information to a "agent of adversarial country" over WhatsApp after deceitfully acquiring information and documents from computers and other files.
According to the Press Trust of India, Devender Sharma had also gotten money from the agent for the leaked material.
According to them, a case under the Official Secrets Act was filed after the Indian Air Force received a complaint, and the sergeant was arrested on May 6 and discharged from duty.
Incriminating evidence, such as electronic devices and documents, were taken during the investigation, they said, adding that the case is still being investigated.
Two persons, including an army officer, were arrested in July of last year under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly giving confidential material to Pakistan's espionage agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
The news came after a 34-year-old vegetable seller at the Pokhran Army base camp was arrested for reportedly obtaining secret documents from an army soldier in exchange for money and passing them on to the ISI.