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In Tokyo for a course, IAF officer held on womans complaint

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MHOW/DELHI: An IAF officer, undergoing a year-long service course in Japan, has been detained by Tokyo police after a woman filed a complaint earlier this month.
According to a source in Tokyo, the wing commander from a non-flying branch was taken into custody on February 6. His wife approached a court there for bail on February 8, which ordered her to deposit Rs 22 lakh as surety, divulged sources.
Senior sources in the ministry of external affairs said the Indian embassy in Tokyo has been handling the affair. 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 formalities in Japan so that the officer can be brought back to India for the matter to be investigated and action taken, the source said. “We are trying to get details of the case as it is not good to give half information. Ive already asked the office concerned for information,” said A Bharat Bhushan Babu, ADG (media and communication), ministry of defence.
IAF confirmed that an officer has been detained by Tokyo police, but said they dont have much information on it. Prof Read More – Source