New Delhi: Five officials of the Indian Embassy in Pakistan — including the two recently abducted staffers of the Indian High Commission — were reportedly tortured by the ISI in Pakistan and have now returned to India via the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar, said reports.
Two staffers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad were abducted by Pakistani security agencies on June 15 and were taken to an unknown destination for interrogation. They were blindfolded and handcuffed by 15 to 16 armed persons and were interrogated for over 12 hours.
As per reports, the abducted staffers were thrashed, beaten with rods, punched, forced to drink filthy water and were pressured to confess about their involvement in an alleged hit-and-run case.
The staffers were also forced to confess in their involvement of intelligence officials in Indian High Commission directed them to bring people from outside in cars to meet people inside the High Commission.
The staffers were allegedly threatened that this is how all other members of the High Commission would be treated in the future. The two staffers were then taken for medical checkup and were given tetanus shots before being handed back to Indian High Commission.
The staffers on being released, showed extensive injury on their neck, face, thighs and buttocks, indicating violent behaviour by the security agencies who interrogated them.