New Delhi: Two staffers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad went missing on Monday and are being suspected to have been picked up by Pakistani security agencies to frame them as spies, say reports.
The Indian government has strongly raised the issue in Pakistan and New Delhi. While speaking to the media, a senior official said: ““The Pakistani side has claimed that they are still looking into the matter.”
The development is being seen as a tit-for-tat move by Pakistan in retaliation of the expulsion of two Pakistan high commission officials who were recently caught red handed for spying in India.
According to officials, the two staffs were posted at the Islamabad mission and had gone out for some work on June 15. Even after a long time when they did not come back to office, the high commission officials alerted New Delhi and Pakistan’s foreign office.
A few days ago, Delhi Police caught three persons working in Pakistan high commission in Delhi for obtaining classified information of Indian security establishments. Two of the accused were later expelled from india on May 31