Pak official gets into altercation with Delhi woman, let off after apology

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WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 13, 2019, 10.55 PM (IST) Anas Mallick , Siddhant Sibal

A Pakistan High Commission official got involved in an altercation with an Indian woman at a market in Delhi. The lady complained against him to the police. The official was finally let off at the police station after he apologised to the lady. 

As per the Indian government sources, there was no arrest. Pak government sources, on the other hand, claim that the officer was arrested.

Pak government sources told WION in Islamabad that the official was arrested and the government strongly protests this violation of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations and reserves the right to respond.

The functioning of diplomatic missions between India and Pakistan is governed by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 and the bilateral Code of Conduct signed by the two countries in 1992.

India, Pakistan code of conduct of 1992 says safety and security of the premises of diplomatic personnel, their families shall be respected and protected. It also says intrusive and aggressive surveillance such as verbal and physical harassment shall not be allowed.

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Pak government sources told WION in Islamabad that the official was arrested. Indian government sources stated there was no arrest made.