Published On : Thu, Oct 27th, 2016

MEA arrests Pak high commission staffer, summons envoy

Pakistan-High-Commissioner-Abdul-BasitThe Delhi police has reportedly arrested a staff member Mehmood Akhtar of the Pakistan High Commission after a tip-off by the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Akhtar was arrested with defence documents and has been remanded at Chanakyapuri police station. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has summoned Pakistans High Commissioner Abdul Basit at 11.30 am on Thursday, say reports.

Staffers at the Pak embassy came under scrutiny after a spy ring with links to Pakistan intelligence was busted in November, 2015, according to an NDTV report.

Four arrests were made in Jammu and Kashmir and one of the accused was supposed to meet a high commission staffer who would have helped him with papers to reach Pakistan.

The identity of the accuseds source at the High Commission could not be ascertained then. Further details are awaited.