Published On : Fri, Oct 28th, 2016

Pak spy ring: 3rd suspect arrested

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New Delhi: A third arrest has been made in the Pakistan spy-ring case, a man named Shoaib has been held.

A Pakistan High Commission staffer was expelled yesterday by India for espionage and has been ordered to leave within 48 hours.

Mahmood Akhtar, 35, was caught by the police on Wednesday at the Delhi zoo, while he was receiving sensitive intel and documents from two men from Rajasthan.

The men were arrested but Akhtar was let off because of diplomatic immunity. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Thursday and said Akhtar is persona non grata and he and his family must leave by Saturday.

To Pakistan’s allegation that Akhtar was “detained and manhandled in violation of the Vienna convention,” foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swaroop said: “Akhtar was treated with “most respect.”