Pathankot terror attack 'an inside job'?
An Indiabn Air Force official Ranjith KK was recently arrested for allegedly sharing secret documents with intelligence operatives backed by Pakistan’s ISI.
New Delhi: As the National Investigating Agency (NIA) probes the Pathankot terror attack case, a report on Thursday said that the premier terror investigating agency has launched a major drive to nail an Indian Air Force 'insider'.
'India Today' quoted some sources saying that the NIA beliveves there's a possibilty of internal sabotage and its officials are going through call records of nearly 3000 Air Force personnel.
Notably, an Air Force official Ranjith KK was recently arrested for allegedly sharing secret documents with intelligence operatives backed by Pakistan’s ISI.
Ranjith believed that he was working as a 'defence analyst' with a reputed UK-based magazine. Till his arrest, Ranjith KK, the Leading Air Craftsmen (LAC), had no idea that he was honey-trapped into a deadlier spying network having roots in Pakistan and was passing sensitive information to various intelligence agencies of India's hostile neignbour.
In a pre-dawn attack on January 2, a group of heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists, suspected to be belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit, struck at the Air Force base in Pathankot.
Six terrorists who India says were Pakistanis and allied to the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) raided the base on January 2, killing seven security personnel. Security forces killed all the attackers.
India then provided "actionable intelligence" to Pakistan and asked it to crack down against the attack masterminds.