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2 Indian High Commission officials 'arrested' in Islamabad: Pakistan's Charge De Affaires summoned by MEA

2 Indian High Commission officials 'arrested' in Islamabad: Pakistan's Charge De Affaires summoned by MEA

2 Indian High Commission officials 'arrested' in Islamabad: Pakistan's Charge De Affaires summoned by MEA
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By Parikshit Luthra  Jun 15, 2020 8:35:06 PM IST (Updated)

According to reports, the two officials were apparently involved in an accident in Islamabad, following which they were taken into police custody.

Two Indian High Commission officials in Pakistan, presumed missing since Monday, have been reportedly arrested by the neighbouring country’s police over an alleged road accident in Islamabad. The two officials were untraceable since 8.30 am on June 15.

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According to reports, the two officials were apparently involved in an accident in Islamabad, following which they were taken into police custody.
Now, government sources told CNBC-TV18 that Pakistan's Charge De Affaires (CDA) in India was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs and demarched on the reported arrest of the two officials in Islamabad.
"The demarche to the Pakistan CDA made clear that there should be no interrogation or harassment of the Indian officials. The responsibility for the safety and security of the concerned diplomatic personnel lay squarely with the Pakistani authorities," a sources said.
Pakistan has been asked to return the two officials along with the official car to the High Commission immediately.
In a latest tweet, ANI reported that the two officials were released by Pakistani authorities. The news agency cited sources and said that they were back at the Indian mission.
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This story has been updates to incorporate latest developments.  
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