New Delhi: Pakistan on Wednesday pulled out four of its officials posted at the High Commission in New Delhi. This happened after India expelled one Pakistani official for espionage activities last week. Two Indian diplomats in Pakistan were also expelled after they were allegedly caught spying for India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) spy agency.
Reportedly, the four Pakistani officials were named by the expelled Pakistani High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar earlier detained for interrogation.
35-year-old, Mahmood Akhtar was arrested by Delhi Police last week while he was at the Delhi zoo for aquiring sensitive defence information and documents aided by two men from Rajasthan.
Akhtar worked with the visa section of the High Commission. He was detained and questioned but later released owing to his diplomatic immunity. He was then asked to leave the country withing 48 hours.
Mahmood Akhtar was recruited by Pakistani Inter-Services intelligence (ISI) three years ago and later posted at the High Commission in Delhi.
First Published | 2 November 2016 6:44 PM