A Pakistani court has directed three men to drop the Indian High Commission from the list of respondents in their petition seeking protection from authorities after reports in the Indian media described them as operatives of the banned LeT.
The Lahore HC directed the three men - traders Mehtab Butt and Atif Butt and security guard Babar Shabbir - to file an amended petition after deleting the name of Indian mission from the list of respondents.
During preliminary arguments on the plea on Monday, the lawyer of the three men contended that the actions of the Indian media had damaged their reputation and tarnished the Pakistan's image.
All three men work at Hafeez Centre, a bustling market in Lahore that deals in mobile phones and electronic goods.
They also asked the court to direct authorities to protect them against possible arrest by Pakistani intelligence agencies.
Indian news channels last week broadcast the photos of five men as LeT terrorists who had sneaked into the country to carry out terror attacks.