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Ex-IAF employee arrested on charge of spying for ISI

Alleged ISI agent Ranjeet being taken to court in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

An Indian Air Force man was allegedly honeytrapped into supplying crucial security information to Pakistani intelligence network through a woman who identified herself as a British media executive, said the police on Tuesday.



The arrest of Ranjith K.K., posted at Bhatinda Air Force Station as Leading Air Craftsman, also brought an end to his five-year-old career, as the IAF dismissed him immediately after his arrest by the Delhi Police Crime Branch on Monday.



While the Facebook and Twitter profile of Damini McNaught, the “cyber identity” of the woman, who allegedly extracted secret defence information from Ranjith (28), reveals her location as Leeds in the U.K, the Delhi Police have not yet established that the profiles are genuine or whether a proxy server was used. Ranjith himself never met or held a video chat with the woman.









A look at other such arrests:

>ISI spy web has recruits in Delhi

Delhi Police sources have said that the two men arrested on charges of spying for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had a strong network in the Capital.

>Espionage rackets with Pak. links busted, BSF man among 5 arrested

Two persons were held in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir spy ring and three in the Kolkata operation.

>School teacher arrested in Rajouri in espionage racket

In the fourth arrest in the alleged ISI-run espionage racket, the Delhi Police on Saturday nabbed a school teacher from Jammu & Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

>Army man arrested for ISI link

At least two persons, including a rifleman of the Indian Army, have been arrested from north Bengal on charges of working as operatives of various international intelligence networks.



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