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Two Indian High Commission Officials detained by Pakistan in Islamabad


Two Indian High Commission Officials detained by Pakistan in Islamabad

NEW DELHI: Two Indian High Commission officials, who had gone missing early Monday while on official work in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, have returned to the Indian High Commission (embassy), a person familiar with the development said.

The two staffers had been involved in a road accident, said Pakistani authorities who were quoted by Indian officials.

News reports said that the two had injury marks and it seemed that they had been assaulted. India suspects that the two missing men were in the custody of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

The release of the two comes after India lodged a strong protest with the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi. New Delhi summoned the Pakistani charge d’affaires (CDA) Syed Haider Shah to lodge the protest, the person cited above said. The incident comes weeks after two Pakistani officials at the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi were accused of espionage and deported. The two worked in the visa section in Delhi and were allegedly caught in the act of spying. One was posted at the Pakistani mission in December 2018, while the second has been at the mission since October 2015.

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