Kashmiri man detained outside Pakistan high commission: Cops

The man was previously convicted in Jammu and Kashmir under the Official Secrets Act. He remained in jail between 2005 and 2009 on espionage charges, said police.
Police have also informed central intelligence agencies about the man’s visit to the High Commission.(HT File PHOTO)
Police have also informed central intelligence agencies about the man’s visit to the High Commission.(HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 23, 2019 10:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

A 58-year-old man from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district was detained on Friday evening from outside the Pakistan High Commission in central Delhi, police said.

Police said the man was picked up for questioning after they found his visit to the High Commission suspicious. Delhi police said the man was previously convicted in Jammu and Kashmir under the Official Secrets Act. He remained in jail between 2005 and 2009 on espionage charges, said police.

Deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma confirmed that the man was detained from outside the embassy. “We are questioning him to know his purpose of visiting the High Commission,” Verma added.

Police have also informed central intelligence agencies about the man’s visit to the High Commission.

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