Diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui has been added to the wanted list that already features Major Samir Ali and Sajid Mir of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, Hindustan Times reported. The agency has put his photo on its wanted list and sought information about him.
Siddiqui had during his stint at Pakistani High Commission in Sri Lanka in 2014 conspired to carry out terror strikes in India on the US and Israeli consulates in South India, says the chargesheet filed by the NIA in February, the report said.
The NIA has also initiated the process for securing an Interpol Red Corner notice against him, the report added.
After Siddiqui was nailed, Sri Lankan authorities expelled him from the country.
“The Pakistan diplomat was named by a Sri Lankan resident Sakir Hussain, who is at present undergoing a simple imprisonment after pleading guilty in a court of law. He was arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police after the Intelligence Bureau busted the conspiracy in April 2014,” the report said.
Siddiqui was working as visa counsellor at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo but had to be repatriated to Islamabad after India mounted pressure on Sri Lanka about his alleged activities targeting this country, the report added.