Accused passed on IAF’s info to ISI

Inter-agency surveillance followed by prompt action by the Ludhiana (Rural) Police seemed to have foiled a terror bid at the onset of the New Year. A three-member gang involved in alleged transfer of secret information and pictures of the Indian Air Force to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was busted with the arrest of two yesterday.

A scrutiny of WhatsApp chat of Rampal Singh, the main accused, suggests he was in touch with an ISI agent in Pakistan about a consignment of arms and ammunition.

SSP, Ludhiana (Rural) Police, Charanjit Singh Sohal said the arrests snapped the channel between various constituents of the gang and thus prevented a larger conspiracy. “Preliminary investigations suggest Rampal was passing on information to the ISI agent,” said Sohal.