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Authorities in Islamabad High Court on Friday seized the mobile phone of the first Secretary at the Indian High Commission for allegedly “taking photos of the HC judge”.
According to report in The Express Tribune, the deplomat is identified as Piyush Singh. He was alleged of clicking a photo of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani during a hearing. The hearing involved an Indian woman who had sought refuge at the Indian mission after being forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint. The woman had also alleged sexual abuse.
However, the Indian diplomat is also asked to submit a written apology after he verbally apologised, The Express Tribune reported. Singh later issued a written apology, the report added.
Pakistan has cited “legal issues” to delay the woman’s return to India. "The problem is not related to her travel documents, but stems from legal issues," advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had said. "She will be sent back to India as soon as the legal problems are resolved."
Reportedly, the woman had on May 8 filed a plea with an Islamabad court against her husband, alleging that she was being harassed and intimidated by him. She also recorded her statement before magistrate Haider Ali Shah.
She had told the magistrate that she came to Pakistan to see her relatives and not for marriage, a court official told PTI. "I was forced to marry at gunpoint and my immigration documents were also taken away from me," she said, according to the official.