1. Pakistan envoy staffer Mehmood Akhtar given 48 hours to leave India

Pakistan envoy staffer Mehmood Akhtar given 48 hours to leave India

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's staffer was arrested by the Delhi Police on Thursday, while the former was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs.

By: | Updated: October 27, 2016 4:37 PM
PAK officer arrested, PAK commission staff arrested, Abdul Basit’s staffer arrested, PAK envoy staffer arrested, Pakistan High Commission, Pakistan High Commission news, PAK High Commission, latest news, current news, financial express Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s staffer has been arrested by Delhi police for possession of defence papers. (Reuters)

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s staffer was arrested by the Delhi Police on Thursday, while the former was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs. Basit’ staffer is said to have the papers regarding Indis’s defence. While it is yet to be known whether he has been receiving such papers in the past or this was one unique time. TimesNow reports that Basit’s staffer has been detained and will be questioned regarding his sources who provided him with the papers. Meanwhile, India Today reports that two more have been Rajasthan on charges of passing information to Pakistan. It is being speculated that these residents of Rajasthan have been working with the ISI.

The staffer Mehmood Akhtar had been detained at first was later released as he was carrying a diplomatic passport to India. Mehmood was also found to be carrying a fake Aadhar card. However, the Indian government has allowed Akhtar a deadline of 48 hours to leave the country.

The staffer, known as Mehmood Akhtar was later released and asked to leave India as he was in the country on a diplomatic passport. Meanwhile, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has been summoned by the MEA, where he is to be questioned about this officer, who worked under him. He is also likely to be questioned whether he had knowledge of these affairs or such things happen right under his nose. Pakistan is yet to answer to this situation. Both India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads for a long time but the situation worsened when terrorists from across the border attacked an army base in Uri, which resulted in the death of 19 soldiers.

India had then retaliated with surgical strikes of its own by allowing the army to conduct covert operations across the LoC, eliminating a significant number of terrorists. Although, Pakistan had gone on to deny any such incident. Later, it was revealed through a telephonic conversation with SP Mirpur, PoK that the Indian soldiers had attacked and at least 12 bodies had been recovered, 5 of which were of uniformed Pakistani men. With this revelation about India’s defence papers in the hands of a Pakistani official working in India, it can be suspected that spies might also be working in the country. It would be interesting to the reaction of the Indian government after any statement regarding the matter is released by Islamabad.

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