New Delhi: India on Sunday accused two Pakistan high commission officials of spying, and gave them one day to leave the country.
“Two officials of the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi were apprehended today by Indian law enforcement authorities for indulging in espionage activities,” said a press release issued by Ministry of External Affairs.
The communique did not reveal any names. However, official sources identified the two as Abid Hussain and Mohammed Tahir, working in the consular section of the high commission in New Delhi.
They were apparently arrested by the police while obtaining Indian security establishment documents from an Indian national and handing him money and an iPhone, the sources stated.
The duo claimed that they were Indian nationals and allegedly even produced fake Aadhar cards. “Later, during interrogation, they confessed that they were officials at Pakistan High Commission and worked for ISI,” said the sources.