ISLAMABAD: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police implicated Pakistan’s expelled diplomat in a baseless espionage case when on Saturday it confirmed filing documents related to spy racket in which a diplomat Mahmood Akhtar was nabbed three months ago and immediately extradited to Pakistan along with three others from India.
Diplomatic observers are apprehensive that Indian police action could become prelude for some more actions to worsen the ties with Pakistan further.
Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit then "strongly protested with Indian foreign secretary at the detention and manhandling of Pakistan High Commission staff."
The high commissioner also reminded that the detention contravened the 1961 Vienna Convention.
It was a preemptive act by India as it sensed that authorities in Pakistan had got hold of a ring involving its six diplomats in subversive activities to destabilise Pakistan.
Five diplomats at the Indian High Commission were found to be part of a spy network and involved in activities to destabilise Pakistan by facilitating and funding terrorism.