"It was in September when Ranjith came in touch with the woman on Facebook while he was admitted to a military hospital for treatment,” sources said.
"As per the investigation, the lady first made contact with him on Facebook and he reciprocated since he was in hospital and had a lot of free time," the sources added.
He came under the scanner of the Air Force Intelligence Wing due to his 'unusual activity'. Ranjith was put under scanner and it was found that he had been also meeting 'unusual people'. The sources refused to share details beyond this but added that he had shared sensitive details of a base from where drones and Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AEW&CS) are operated.

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Air Force Station, Bhisiana (Bhatinda), where he served, is the first upgraded air base under a Rs 2,500 crore programme which will see modernisation of 30 defence airfields across India, allowing operations of both civilian and military aircraft even in poor weather conditions.
He was arrested by the IAF following sustained surveillance and court martial proceeding was initiated against him. Following this, Ranjith was dismissed from service at 5:30 pm on Monday evening and handed over to the police.

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