Former IAF official leaked information about Pathankot airbase to Pakistani woman Meena Raina: Report

Bringing the curtains down on Day 4, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday all six terrorists at the Pathankot airbase have been killed.

Delhi/Pathankot: Even as the security agencies and the government is trying to put together pieces to unravel the Pathankot terror attack, a media report said that a former Indian Air Force officer may have leaked information about the air base.

As per a report in CNN IBN, airman Sunil Kumar was arrested for passing information about the airbase to a Pakistani woman in 2014.

He was based in Pathankot and was supposedly being paid for for the information that he passed on to the Pakistani woman, Meena Raina.

The report said that his e-mails to the Pakistani woman led to Kumar's arrest.

Meanwhile, the report pointed out that the investigators did not file a chargesheet against him within the stipulated time.

On the other hand, bringing the curtains down on Day 4, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday all six terrorists at the Pathankot air base have been killed but admitted to "some gaps" in security that led to the terror attack in which some "Pakistan-made material" have been used.

Addressing the media after a visit to the forward base that was under siege from Saturday morning, he said the terrorists were neutralised in an operation that was over in 38 hours but combing operations are still on and may continue for a day or two.

He said the combing operation is for safety purpose as there are live, unexploded bombs besides rest of the ammunition.

(With Agency inputs)

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