Missing Indian High Commission staffers in Pakistan found, released by Pak police
New Delhi : Two Indian High Commission officials, who were missing since 8 am on Monday, have been found by the night of the same day, said government, sharing a notification from Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Ministry that claimed the two, both drivers, had been involved in a road accident.
An FIR has been filed against the officials with claims that they have been caught in possession of fake currency.
Earlier in the day, it was claimed that the two were under the custody of ISI.
India registered a complaint to Pakistan about the two officials going missing there. The External Affairs Ministry summoned the Pakistan envoy.
Interestingly, the incident comes two weeks after two Pakistani officials in India were accused of espionage and deported. The two used to work in visa section in Delhi and were allegedly caught in the act of spying.
Recently, there have been reports of Indian diplomats being tailed in Pakistan by unidentified men.
In March, the Indian High Commission in Pakistan sent a strong protest note to the foreign ministry in Islamabad protesting against the harassment of its officers and staff.
In the note, India cited 13 such instances just in March and asked Pakistan to put an end to them. The government also said Pakistan should "investigate the incidents urgently and instruct the relevant agencies to ensure that these do not recur," according to ANI.