India police arrest ex-air force officer for spy links with ISI

By AFP
Published: December 29, 2015
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NEW DELHI: Delhi police said on Tuesday they have arrested a former Indian Air Force officer on charges of passing secrets to Pakistan’s spy service.

Police said the man, who is accused of giving details of air force exercises to the  Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), had fallen victim to a “honey trap”.

“Ranjith KK has accepted to have passed air force-related information pertaining to a recent air force exercise, movements of aircraft and deployment of various units in air force,” said Ravindra Yadav, Delhi police joint commissioner of crime, in a statement.

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Police said the ISI used a woman to lure him into passing on top-secret information through mobile phone and the Internet.

“As per the investigation so far, it has been assessed that (he) was befooled by the cross-border spies,” Yadav added.

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The arrest comes days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a surprise visit to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to try to ease troubled relations.

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  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 29, 2015 - 6:30PM

    One wonders if one if those “honey traps” was an aspiring Pakistani artist trying to make it big in Bollywood..?Recommend

  • HZ
    Dec 29, 2015 - 9:40PM

    @Haji one wonders the desperation level of Indian air force officers who are willing to leak information to honey traps on internet! She wasn’t even physically there! Recommend

  • Dec 29, 2015 - 10:22PM

    This is difficult to believe as a genuine case. It is more of a dampener on the developing warm ties between India-Pakistan. SalamsRecommend

  • Azi
    Dec 29, 2015 - 11:11PM

    Doesn’t hurt anyone but them. Keep arresting people based on suspicion, put whole army in jail for all we could care.Recommend

  • Sid
    Dec 30, 2015 - 12:04AM

    @N K Ali:
    There are rotten eggs on both side of borders. Whats the need of hour is that India and Pakistan ignores these minor hiccups which will not go away soon as we wish, but can be cured if we work together and start trust building amongst people so that those few rotten eggs can be captured and never again allowed to spread hatred amongst us. 68 years is way too much for us to bury our past and start anew as friends.
    We tried enmity, didn’t work for us and our children. Lets try to be friends and see if it brings any wonder. Peace!.Recommend

  • MJ
    Dec 30, 2015 - 6:36AM

    If Indian Air Force commissioned officers can be fooled by someone sitting on the other end of the world wide web, using Facebook to coax out secrets, should I congratulate the bearded Pakistani 60 year old who posed as the “honey” in this trap and fooled this officer or should I laugh at the training provided to Indian armed forces for keeping their guard up against such scams. Recommend

  • Anoni
    Dec 30, 2015 - 8:52AM

    thats too much .. the PIGEON would have done the job tooRecommend

  • IndianDude
    Dec 30, 2015 - 9:38AM

    This news is a propaganda against Islam and Pakistan. As Islam doesn’t allow using their sisters and mothers as honey trap. It is not trues Islam. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 30, 2015 - 3:19PM

    @HZ: That was apparently the modality for compromise of intelligence but how do you know they never physically met ?Recommend

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