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Arrest of diplomat India's internal matter: Pakistan

Wednesday, 28 April 2010 - 4:55pm IST | Place: Thimphu | Agency: PTI
Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who was posted in Islamabad, was arrested in New Delhi on charges of spying for the Inter-Services Intelligence.

Pakistan today said the arrest of an Indian diplomat on charges of spying for the ISI was an "internal matter" of India and asserted that it would have no bearing on bilateral activities during the SAARC summit here.
    
Foreign office spokesman Abdul Basit said India has not yet officially informed Pakistan government about the development.
    
Basit said the arrest is an "internal matter" and would have no bearing on SAARC activities.
    
Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who was posted in Islamabad, was arrested in New Delhi on charges of spying for the Inter-Services Intelligence.
    
Gupta, an IFS-B officer who was second secretary in the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, was arrested last week on the charges of passing information to ISI. She was summoned by ministry of external affairs on the pretext of discussions over SAARC summit, being held in Thimphu, official sources said.
    
External affairs minister SM Krishna, meanwhile said the arrest of the diplomat was a "serious" issue and the government will do whatever was needed after finding out her "motive and modus operandi".
    
"Investigations are going on and we will have to wait till the investigation are complete and then find out what was the motive and what was the modus operandi," Krishna told reporters here.




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