Two Indian High Commission Officers working in the Pakistan capital Islamabad have gone missing for the last two hours, media reports confirm. Intelligence sources are suspecting possible abduction.
CNN News 18 reports the two officers – one CISF driver and another officer of the High Commission have been abducted by ISI, intelligence source suggests.
The Pakistan government has officially got involved in the case and the investigation is underway. India TV noted Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) is said to follow Indian officials from time to time.
“Two officials of the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi were apprehended today by Indian law enforcement authorities for indulging in espionage activities,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release.
Ten days ago India expelled two Pakistani diplomats from New Delhi. The two Pak officials- Muhammad Tahir and Abid Hussain were caught bribing an Indian national in exchange for sensitive documents related to India’s security measures, according to reports.
Jammu Kashmir journalist Aditya Raj Kaul wrote: “Sources tell me, Pakistan was desperate after two ISI operatives from Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were exposed and busted for spying. Islamabad wanted to carry out a similar raid but failed. Now some flimsy story of espionage may be created by evening to satisfy their ego.”
(Cover image courtesy of @ExposedPakistan via Twitter)