India arrests Pakistani HC official, forces him to sign papers

Pakistani HC official was kept under detention for several hours, official informed/ file photo

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani High Commission official was arrested in New Delhi and kept under unlawful detention.

According to diplomatic official, the Pakistani official was kept under detention for several hours and forcefully made to sign some papers.

Official said that Pakistan took up the matter with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

Pakistan lodged protest over the Indian act of arresting its High Commission official, following which he was released.

Diplomatic official said that arresting the official was a violation of the Vienna Convention and Pakistan made it clear to India that it has the right to retaliate to any such incident.