In Tokyo for a course, the IAF officer withheld a woman's complaint

MHOW/DELHI: An IAF officer, who was in a one-year service course in Japan, was arrested after a woman filed a complaint earlier this month.

According to a source in Tokyo, the wing commander of a non-flying branch was arrested on February 6. His wife approached a court to obtain a bond on February 8, which ordered him to deposit Rs 22 lakh as safe sources, they reported.

High-ranking sources in the foreign affairs ministry said the Indian embassy in Tokyo has been handling the matter. The complaint against an Indian officer is being treated as serious by the government and the armed forces.

The effort, at present, is to complete the paperwork in Japan so that the officer can be returned to India to investigate the matter and take action, the source said. “We are trying to get details of the case, since it is not good to give half the information. I have already requested information from the office in question, said A, ADG (media and communication), defense ministry.

The IAF confirmed that Tokyo police arrested an agent, but said they don't have much information about it. The professor, an advisor on Japan in the East Asian division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he has also sought details on the case but has not yet received it.

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