In­dia ac­cepts 'spy' as for­mer navy of­fi­cer

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD: The In­dian For­eign Of­fice on Fri­day, while ad­mit­ting the al­leged RAW agent ar­rested by Pak­istani se­cu­rity forces to be its cit­i­zen, claimed that the sus­pect had al­ready taken early re­tire­ment from the In­dian Navy, Dawn­News re­ported. A state­ment is­sued by New Delhi de­nied hav­ing any links with the ar­rested in­di­vid­ual and said "he was no longer a serv­ing of­fi­cial of the In­dian armed forces". "The ar­rested man is a for­mer In­dian Navy of­fi­cer," the In­dian For­eign Of­fice was quoted as say­ing.

Se­cu­rity forces in Balochis­tan had on Thurs­day claimed the ar­rest of a man who was 'a serv­ing of­fi­cer in the In­dian Navy and de­puted to the In­dian in­tel­li­gence agency Re­search and Anal­y­sis Wing (RAW).' The Pak­istan gov­ern­ment, on the other hand, claim to have re­cov­ered the travel doc­u­ments and mul­ti­ple fake iden­ti­ties of the ar­rested ' spy', es­tab­lish­ing him as an In­dian spy who en­tered into Balochis­tan through Iran - hav­ing a valid Ira­nian visa.

Pak­istan sum­moned In­dian High Com­mis­sioner Gau­tam Bambawale to lodge a strong protest over ' In­dia's spy­ing ac­tiv­i­ties' in Balochis­tan and Karachi, the For­eign Of­fice (FO) sources said. The spy was linked to sep­a­ratist el­e­ments in Balochis­tan, as well as in­volved in acts of sec­tar­ian ter­ror­ism and ter­ror at­tacks in Karachi, a se­cu­rity of­fi­cial had said.

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