‘ISI laying honey traps on Facebook to snare defence personnel’

New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency has been using social networking site Facebook as a honey trap to gather secret and confidential information about the armed forces, police indicated on Tuesday without naming the agency.

Delhi Police officers, who busted a pan-India ISI-backed espionage racket earlier this month, told IANS that some fictitious Facebook accounts, purportedly belonging to women, are being used to identify and lure defence personnel.

They first befriend these defence personnel after drawing their attention with attractive profile photos and start getting familiar over chats. Slowly they encourage the targeted personnel to divulge matters considered secret that can be misused by the enemy.

“A few serving defence personnel are being pulled into the espionage network through these honey traps. Some fictitious Facebook accounts of women are being used for this,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav confirmed to IANS.

Delhi Police sleuths dug out this information during the questioning of 44-year-old library assistant, Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja, who was arrested in the capital on November 26 on charges of spying for ISI, official sources said.

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