New Delhi: India on Wednesday summoned High Commissioner of Pakistan Syed Haider Shah to the Minister of External Affairs and registered a strong protest over brutal mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier by terrorists, who escaped the Line of Control (LoC) after committing the crime.
Shah was conveyed the grave concern of the Indian government and a strong protest was lodged against the recent increase in the incident of ceasefire violations by Pakistan side at LoC and the International Border (IB), resulting in several fatalities on the Indian side.
The development comes after Centre had assured that MEA will take cognizance of the 'heinous' crime and said that nothing could be more atrocious than this.
Earlier today, Pakistan pulled out four embassy officials posted at its High Commission in New Delhi after they were named in an espionage racket operating from its mission.
On October 28, in an encounter at Macchal sector in Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian soldier was killed and his body was mutilated by terrorists, who had infiltrated the Line of Control. The terrorists had apparently beheaded him before fleeing into the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The attack had taken place under the cover fire provided by Pakistan Army. One terrorists was also neutralised by the Indian Army in the gunfire.
The soldier was identified as Manjeet Singh of 17 Sikh Light infantry.
However, in a tit-for-tat action, the Pakistani establishment also expelled two Indian diplomats who were declared persona non-grata from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.