Don’t interrogate or harass ‘arrested’ Indian High Commission officials. MEA


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Two Indian officials posted in High Commission were abducted by Pakistan’s ISI in Islamabad. Two junior staff members of the Indian High Commission (IHC) in Islamabad went out for official duty in a vehicle. When both of them did not reach the destination, the Indian Embassy in Islamabad took up the matter with Pakistan’s Foreign Office and a report was sent to New Delhi.

India Rebukes Pakistan

The Pakistani side has been categorically asked to return the two officials along with their official car to the Indian High Commission immediately. Amid the reported arrest of two Indian High Commission officials by the Pakistani authorities in Islamabad, India on Monday India strongly rebuked Pakistan over the issue.
India summoned the Pakistan envoy and lodged a strong protest to him over the reported arrest of two officials of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
According to  a report the two have been arrested by the Pakistani authorities for their alleged involvement in a hit-and-run case. However, inside stories say that the two Indian officials have been abducted by Pakistan’s spy agency, the ISI.

According to few sources, “The demarche to Pakistan’s Charge d’affaires made it clear that they should not interrogate or harass the Indian officials. The responsibility for the safety and security of the concerned diplomatic personnel lay squarely with the Pakistani authorities,”

Two officials abducted

The Pakistani side has been categorically asked to return the two officials along with their official car to the Indian High Commission immediately.

When the two were missing for several hours, both the High Commission in Islamabad and the MEA here took up the matter with Pakistan.

Two officials released

Two Indian high commission staffers who went missing morning have been handed over at Islamabad’s secretariat police station, barely 2 km from the Indian mission, on Monday.  The two staffers have visible injury marks, people familiar with the development.

They were handed over to two Indian commission officials who had gone to Islamabad’s secretariat police station to take their custody. The two staffers, who had gone missing soon after they stepped out of the high commission on Monday morning, shall undergo a medical examination to confirm that they are well and record their visible injuries.

Pakistan had claimed, nearly seven hours after the two staffers had gone missing, that they had been arrested in a “hit and run” road accident case.

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