ABBOTTABAD: Danish Ambassador to Pakistan Uffe Wolffhechel and his wife were taken into custody on Tuesday by law-enforcement personnel from Bilal Town where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid by US special forces in May this year. District Police Officer Karim Khan said Mr and Mrs Wolffhechel were taken into custody because they had not obtained prior permission to visit Abbottabad.
Sources said security personnel stopped the ambassador’s official car when it was going to Bilal Town where the Osama compound is located. They were taken to Nawan Sher police station where they were kept for at least one hour and later shifted to some other place.
The sources said the ambassador and his wife were questioned, but released later and allowed to return to Islamabad.
According to the sources, the Federal Investigation Agency has been asked to investigate the Danish ambassador’s visit.
The sources said the ambassador and his wife had also visited Thandyani. They were being followed from Thandyani by intelligence sleuths and were stopped in Bilal Town.