Pakistani high commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar, who was recently expelled by India for spying, had named 16 other “staffers” who were also allegedly involved in the espionage ring.Akhtar has claimed that these members of the diplomatic mission were in touch with spies for extracting sensitive information and documents pertaining to army and BSF deployment.
His claims, if true, may prompt the police to write to the Ministry of External Affairs to take the matter forward.
If such is the case then one thing is crystal clear that Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has become an “ISI den.”
Pak High Commission official Mehmood Akhtar who was detained by Delhi Police crime branch over espionage charges. pic.twitter.com/zl6bbECOk4— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2016
According to BJP’s national secretary Shrikant Sharma, the High Commission is breaking all rules and laws. “Its work is no longer about diplomatic relationship. It has become a centre of smuggling information from here to there (Pakistan),” he said.
He said Centre had taken note of it and appropriate action would be taken. Meanwhile, India and Pakistan are bracing for another showdown, as four High Commission officials — commercial counsellor Syed Farrukh Habib and first secretaries Khadim Hussain, Mudassir Cheema and Shahid Iqbal — named by Mehmood Akhtar, may have to leave India.