Two Pak High Commision officials caught spying in Delhi, asked to leave country in 48 hours

According to updates, Abeed Hussain and Tahir Khan work in the visa section of the Pakistan High Commission. The two also worked for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI and used fake identity papers to move around.

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New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said two officials of High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi were apprehended by Indian law enforcement authorities on Sunday for indulging in espionage activities.

The MEA also stated that the Central government has declared them persona-non grata and asked them to leave the country within 24 hours.

India asks Pakistan  about its diplomatic mission

In the wake of this incident, the MEA said Pakistan’s Charge de Affaires was asked to ensure that no member of its diplomatic mission should indulge in activities inimical to India or behave in a manner incompatible with their diplomatic status.

“Pakistan’s Charge de Affaires was issued demarche in which strong protest was lodged regarding the matter and was asked to ensure that no member of its diplomatic mission should indulge in activities inimical to India or behave in a manner incompatible with their diplomatic status,” the MEA said.

Two visa assistants of Pakistan High Commission caught

The development comes after two visa assistants of Pakistan High Commission were caught red-handed by Indian law enforcement authorities involved in espionage in New Delhi. They have been identified as Abid Hussain and Tahir Khan, both ISI operatives.

According to updates, Abeed Hussain and Tahir Khan work in the visa section of the Pakistan High Commission. The two also worked for Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI and used fake identity papers to move around.

A third person has also detained by by special cell of Delhi Police from Karol Bagh. He has been identified as Javed Hussain (36), a Pakistani national.

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