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Pakistan police seek travel ban on U.S. military attaché over crash

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Two of the others put on the list include Pakistani intelligence officer known as "Vineeth", and another official codenamed "Boss alias Shah".

Police have already registered a murder case against Hall, who has, however, not been arrested owing to his diplomatic immunity protected by the Vienna Convention.

Marking out the Abbasi government's moves to designate United Nations recognised terrorists like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad under Pakistan's domestic laws, as well as a crackdown on charities run by the LeT as "positive steps", the official, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells also welcomed that Pakistan Army Chief General Bajwa's comments on ending proxy terrorist groups.

During the investigation, the NIA had found that the diplomat, Amir Zubair Siddique, while working in Sri Lanka from 2009 to 2016, engaged people to indulge in espionage and terror activities in India. He reportedly planned these attacks during his stint at the Pakistani High Commission in Sri Lanka in 2014, the agency said in a chargesheet it filed in February. To execute the plan, Siddiqui had hired Sri Lankan national Muhammed Sakir Hussain and others, including Arun Selvaraj, Sivabalan and Thameem Ansari, the NIA claimed.

According to the NIA, Siddiqui and the other Pakistani officers after recruiting the agents instructed them to collect information and pictures of defence installations, nuclear establishments and movement of arms. "However, such restrictions have not been slapped on Russian Federation", the senior journalist noted. Reportedly, the Pakistani officials planned to target the U.S. consulate in Chennai, the Israeli consulate in Bengaluru, the Eastern Naval Command headquarters in Visakhapatnam and various ports, the NIA alleged.

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