Pakistani diplomat assaulted in India: Reports

Foreign Office lodges first information report (FIR) for attack on Pakistani diplomat Zargham Raza.


Web Desk June 03, 2013
ILLUSTRATION: JAMAL KHURSHID

Pakistan High Commission First Secretary Zargham Raza was allegedly assaulted by unknown assailants in New Delhi, Express News reported on Monday.

Raza was on his way to a market when he was attacked, leaving him seriously injured.

The Pakistan High Commission in India lodged an official protest with Indian authorities following the attack.

Indian news channel NDTV reported that Raza was allegedly manhandled after his car was involved in an accident with a motorcycle.

The report claimed that Raza hit a two-wheeler and the pillion rider, a woman, fell down. He did not initially get out of his car, after which a hostile crowd gathered. Delhi Police then escorted him to safety.

The Pakistan High Commission's version of events, as per the NDTV report, stated that Raza was being chased by a motorcycle. After an altercation with the biker, a group of 10 to 15 people assaulted Raza and his driver.

The motorocyclist was detained by police.

"Our First Secretary and his driver both of whom sustained serious injuries have been provided medical treatment and an FIR has also been lodged," Aizaz Ahmed, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson told NDTV.

Note: This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

COMMENTS (59)

Rex Minor | 8 years ago | Reply

GP65,

You are spot on! islam does not legislate, people do and if they happen to be muslims then muslims of the individual countries do.

Muslim simply means that the individual believes in the God who created the Universe and everything in it and PROMISES to follow and live the life as prescribed for muslims. He shall be so judged by God the almighty one for his deeds and not promises, after death and on the ay of judgement.

The blesphamy laws of Pakistan are based on the colonial Indian laws with mendments by the ppp leadership who live no more. They are blesphamic in nature and blsphamic for the country and the humanty. Though shall not kill is equaly blesphamic, anthe capital punishment as well which both India and Pakistan exercise. The Europe Union do no longer practice this Evil practice.

Rex Minor

Rex Minor | 8 years ago | Reply

@sundeep:

ET has published your comments, and I can assure you that I am not a Pakistani!! I was simply explaining science about human 'Angst' which Indians have from muslim rulers who ruled them for centuries, which generates the mistrust and in consequence impacts the automatc function of the human brain. Irrational beahviour and decisions are made by such people. Your response proves the example of your 'Angst' from muslims. There is no treatment for such reactions other than that the Governments should not talk about it nor expect or hope for any improvement in relations. This is not to say that I do not wish Nawaz Sharif and the Indian Prime Minister all the bes for the try. Science is never definite nor static. Sorry, if I upset you. ..

Rex Minor

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