Police patrol in relation to the coronavirus pandemic in Islamabad, Pakistan in April 2020.

Pakistan released the Indian embassy staff detained for the alleged hit-and-run accident

According to sources in Pakistan familiar with the matter, the employees were speeding, clashed with a wounded infantry, and then tried to escape.

A first police media report obtained by CNN stated that the two men were arrested on the basis of “reckless driving and rashes.”

The sources pointed out that the two were employees of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad and not diplomats. The source added that the two men were released upon “a special request from the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs” and were handed over to a senior official of the Indian High Commission because they are still under diplomatic immunity.

India Summoned The Pakistani envoy in New Delhi was protesting the arrests, and the two men were released later on Monday.
According to the Pakistani Geo.tv siteThe men were arrested after a BMW hit a pedestrian on the embassy road around 8:00 a.m. Monday. They tried to escape, but a large crowd stopped the car, and they handed the men over to the police.

After their arrest, the police discovered the men had diplomatic immunity.

A man grabs in front of the main gate of the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi on June 1, 2020.

Increased tensions

The accident comes at a time of great tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

India last month expelled Pakistani diplomats accused of spying and carrying out “anti-Indian activities”. Islamabad condemned the move and “false and baseless charges” and claimed that the staff had been “tortured”.
The border dispute between India and China is turning into an all-out media war

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said that the decision to declare the two uninvited persons “was accompanied by a negative, pre-planned, and coordinated media campaign, which is part of the continuing propaganda against Pakistan.”

She said that the Indian envoy summoned and issued his own rally in which he condemned the “baseless Indian allegations.”

Mutual expulsion of diplomats between India and Pakistan is common, especially when tensions over the disputed Kashmir region are high, or when there are military operations or militant attacks.

In August last year, the Indian government stripped Kashmir of its independence and special status, prompting Pakistan to reduce the level of diplomatic ties and suspend bilateral trade with India.

The two countries have been locked in a long-running dispute over Kashmir for more than 70 years.

Pakistan on Monday sought to frame the move against High Commission officials as an attempt by India to divert attention from domestic political issues and the situation in Kashmir.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Sunday Connect the case In the border dispute between India and China, he accused the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “acting as an expansionist country.”

He wrote on Twitter: “It would serve Prime Minister Moody’s government and the” neighborhood first “policy well to realize that India’s neighbors pose a much less problem than their local failings, failures, and fascism.

James Griffiths from Hong Kong reported that Sophia Saifi mentioned from Islamabad. Adele Raja, Vedika Sud and Helen Reagan have contributed to CNN’s reporting.

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