An Indian Air Force officer, posted at the Air HQs here, has been taken into custody on charge of spying, sources said on Wednesday.
According to a source, during a routine counter intelligence surveillance carried out by the IAF’s Central Security and Investigation Team, the officer, who is a group captain, was found indulging in “unwanted activities through unauthorised electronic devices”.
The source added that the officer has been taken into custody for further questioning.
The services have a strict code on engaging on social media, which restricts soldiers from sharing their identity, rank, posting and other professional details.
The restrictions include posting pictures in uniform.
In December, 2015, a dismissed IAF official was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly passing on information to intelligence operatives suspected to be backed by Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
An IAF Officer detained from New Delhi for further questioning after he was found indulging in activities through unauthorised electronic devices during routine counter intelligence surveillance carried out by the IAF’s Central Security and Investigation Team.
— ANI (@ANI) January 31, 2018