September 18, 2019

Indian Deputy HC meets spy Kulbhushan Jadhav

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan provided consular access on Monday to Indian spy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, Geo News reported.

Jadhav, 49, is an Indian Navy officer on duty and a RAW agent sentenced to death by a military court for espionage and terrorism in Pakistan.

Pakistani security forces arrested him in Balochistan province on March 3, 2016. Consular access is granted in accordance with a ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the Vienna Convention on consular relations.

“Commander Jadhav remains in Pakistan’s custody for espionage, terrorism and sabotage,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Dr. Muhammad Faisal tweeted on Sunday.

Deputy High Commissioner of India Gaurav Ahluwalia was in a meeting with Kulbhushan that could last a couple of hours, the television channel reported.

In December 2017, the Indian spy met his mother and his wife in a room specially built in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he was being given consular access to the Indian spy since Pakistan had always wanted peace in the region and felt that war was the last option between the two countries.

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