Pakistani High Commission official was arrested in Indian capital New Delhi and kept under unlawful detention, private TV channels reported on Sunday, quoting sources.
According to diplomatic sources, the Pakistani official was kept under detention for several hours and forcefully made to sign some papers. The sources said that Pakistan took up the matter with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
The report quoted Pakistan’s diplomatic sources as saying that the detention of the High Commission official was a violation of the Vienna convention, adding that Islamabad had the right “to retaliate” to such incidents.
According to Pakistan, the official was freed from the police station only after Islamabad lodged a protest over his detention.
The official was detained following an altercation with a woman in a market place in New Delhi on Sunday. The woman took up the matter with police, after which the Pakistan High Commission official was detained by the cops.