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Ex-Naval officer arrested in Pak not RAW agent, says India

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 25, 2016, 6:01 pm IST
Updated Mar 25, 2016, 6:06 pm IST
Pak summons Indian High Commissioner to protest 'subversive activities' of alleged RAW officer in Balochistan and Karachi.
Representational Image (Photo: PTI)
 Representational Image (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday clarified in a statement that the alleged RAW operative arrested in Pakistan had no links with the Government of India. 

Maintaining that it was in India’s interest to have a stable and peaceful Pakistan, the MEA also revealed that the government has sought a consular access to the retired naval officer.

 

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Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti had identified the "official" as Kul Yadav Bhushan who he alleged was a commander-ranking officer in the Indian Navy and was working for Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Bugti claimed that Bhushan was in contact with Baloch separatists and terrorists fuelling sectarian violence in Balochistan.

Earlier on in the day, Pakistan summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge protest over the 'subversive activities' of the alleged RAW officer in Balochistan and Karachi.

 

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He is reported to have been arrested from Chaman area of Balochistan, close to the Afghanistan border. However, the Pakistani authorities are maintaining silence on the exact location of the arrest.

Pakistan had accused India of instigating violence in Balochistan and Karachi in the past but it is for the first time that it has claimed arresting a RAW officer.

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