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The Tokyo police has detained an Indian Air Force officer who had been undergoing a year- long service course in Japan following a complaint that has been filed earlier this month by a woman.
According to the source in Tokyo the Indian Air Force officer who is the wing commander from a non- flying branch has been taken into custody on the 6th of February.
The wife of the IAF officer has approached the court for bail on the 8th of February for which she had been ordered to deposit Rs 22 lakh as surety.
It has been said by the senior sources in the ministry of the external affairs that the affair is being handled by the Indian embassies in Tokyo. It has also been said that the complaint that has been filed against an Indian officer is being treated as a serious issue by the government.
However, the current effort is to complete the formalities in Japan so that the officer can be brought to his native country India for the matter to be investigated and the action has to be taken.
The source has also said that the complete information is not known and efforts are being made for getting the details regarding the case, as said by A Bharat Bhushan Babu who is the ADG of media and communication of the ministry of defence.
It has been confirmed by the Indian Air Force which is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces that the police of Tokyo has detained although they did not have much information regarding the matter.
Prof Ashok Kumar Chawla who is the adviser on Japan in the East Asia division of the ministry of the external affairs has also said that he had sought the details regarding the case and has not received them yet.
By Shrithika Kushangi