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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Honey traps, and the Babri Masjid

Daily Times, a Pakistani newspaper, is all agog over a book by Maloy Krishna Dhar called Open Secrets. Dhar used to be a joint director of India's Intelligence Bureau (IB), and had previously written Mission to Pakistan, a book nowehere near as provocative as this one is likely to be. The report says:
Dhar writes how, as head of the Pakistan desk at the counter-intelligence wing of the IB, he tailed and video-taped several Delhi-based Pakistani diplomats in bed with various women. One diplomat had seduced the sister of a reputed journalist who was close to then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi ... Another Pakistani diplomat had seduced the daughter-in-law of a reputed arms peddler and defence contractor. “She had arranged two meetings of the Pakistani diplomat with a serving major general of the Indian Army,” Dhar writes.

The book details how one particular Pakistani diplomat was snared by the Indians.
His behavioural peculiarities were studied over a period and it was found he was fond of a certain lady from old Delhi. The beauty was recruited and taught certain trade secrets. A trap was laid and the diplomat was caught fabulously on celluloid.

It isn't just the Pakistani diplomats who come out looking bad, though. The report says:
In a claim that tears apart the stand of Hindu nationalists (Sangh Parivar) and the government, the book says that the demolition of Babri Masjid was planned 10 months in advance by top leaders of the RSS, BJP and VHP.

For more revelations from Dhar's book, read the Indian Express report on it as well.
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