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To extract sensitive information, Pakistan's ISI sets honeytrap for 3 Indian officials; attempt foiled

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 17, 2017, 09.05 AM (IST)

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) tried to extract sensitive information from three Indian officials posted in the country by setting a honeytrap for them, media reports said Sunday.

The attempt however was foiled before any classified documents could be passed on, the reports added. 

The three officials were recalled from Pakistan and questioned.

No wrongdoing is suspected on their parts and their identitites have not been revealed.  
The use of honeytraps to extract sensitive information has long been used by spy agencies around the world.

The media reports said the Indian officials realised early on what they were being led into, after which they decided to approach their seniors.

The senior officials immediately ordered the three men to return to Delhi.

The recalled officials worked in the language department of the Indian high commission in Islamabad and looked after the translation of official documents.