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Newsline: India to expel Pakistani embassy staffer for ‘espionage’

India will expel a Pakistani high commission staff member for “espionage activities”, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday, as local media reported that New Delhi police had detained him. “The Foreign Secretary has summonsed the Pakistani High Commissioner to convey that a Pakistani High Commission staffer has been declared persona non grata for espionage activities,” the foreign ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said. One of the three arrested, a Pakistani embassy staffer, has been released due to diplomatic immunity.



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