Indian diplomat's phone seized in Islamabad court

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In a freaky development, cell phone of an Indian diplomat, who went to Islamabad High Court to file writ petition, was seized by Pakistani officials on Friday.

Uzma today petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for duplicate travel documents and provision of security for her journey back to India.

However, the Indian diplomat is also asked to submit a written apology after he verbally apologised, The Express Tribune reported.

However, later the diplomat issued a written apology. "It is requested that I may kindly be pardoned for this", said Singh, in his apology statement. Later, the cellphone was returned to him and no charges were pressed against him.

"I fully apologise for the attempt of using mobile in court by mistake".

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr. Uzma earlier this week alleged harassment and forced marriage against her Pakistani spouse.

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In her statement, recorded before a magistrate, Uzma has said that she came to Pakistan to see her relatives and not to marry Ali.

Uzma's lawyer, Barrister Malik Shah Nawaz Noon along with Singh filed the petition on her behalf in the IHC stating that her husband Tahir Ali had deceived her as he was already married, and that he stole her passport and other travel documents, reports the Dawn.

Uzma, who hails from New Delhi, and Tahir met in Malaysia and fell in love with each other after which she travelled to Pakistan on May 1 via the Wagah border. "He even stole my passport and travelling documents", she said. "I have requested the High Court to arrange a meeting with Uzma in a free environment", he told reporters. However, her husband has confiscated all necessary travel documents in this regards and foreign ministry should be directed to issue her a duplicate copy of immigration form, petition added.

On Wednesday, Pakistan prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said the Indian woman will be sent back as soon as the legal issues in the case are resolved.

Talking to journalists, the petitioner said that his first wife was aware of his second marriage and Uzma also knew about his first marriage.

Declaring her husband and the Foreign Office as parties to the case, Uzma declared the diplomatic enclave in the Indian High Commission as her residence.

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