India’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA) on Monday placed Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui on ‘wanted’ list claiming that he was planning to “carry out terrorist attacks”.
The Indian intelligence agency claimed that Siddiqui, who served as a visa counsellor at Pakistani Embassy in Colombo, “planned to carry out 2009 Mumbai-like attacks on Israeli and American embassies in India.”
Two other individuals, whose identities were not revealed but were claimed to be from Pakistan, were also placed on the ‘most wanted list’ along with Siddiqui.
It was further claimed that Amir “had tasked the local terror outfits to carry out attacks in Sri Lanka”. NIA also claimed to have arrested the leader of the group that was tasked by Siddiqui and that “he revealed during interrogation that he was told to attack the Israeli and US embassy”.
The Indian agency has also claimed to have contacted the Interpol over the matter.
Published in Daily Times, April 10th 2018.