India releases Pakistan high commission staffer after brief detention

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Delhi police said on Thursday it has released the Pakistan high commission official who was briefly detained over alleged espionage charges in the Indian capital city.

According to Indian media reports, the official, Mehmood Akhtar, was a member of Abdul Basit, Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi and was in reported possession of some classified army-related documents.

The 35-year-old Pakistani official was held for espionage charges; it said and claimed that the Indian Intelligence Bureau had reportedly tailed him for a week.

However, Mehmood Akhtar was later released due to diplomatic immunity.

Meanwhile, Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit was also summoned by the external affairs ministry, said local media.

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