No info on Kulbhushan Jadhav's health, whereabouts, says MEA

The Indian Home Minister accused that Jadhav wasn't even given consular access

The Indian Home Minister accused that Jadhav wasn't even given consular access

Gopal Baglay, official spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, India said on Thursday at a press conference that Pakistan has not yet shared any details about Kulbhushan Jadhav with India. "Pakistan's attempts on Baloch leaders are failing now and they have now brought Kulbhushan Jadhav who is an innocent Indian citizen". It may be recalled that the Pakistani Army holds great influence over the political system in Pakistan and it has the final say on many issues.

Jadhav, arrested in March past year, was handed the sentence by a Pakistan military court on charges of espionage and sabotage three days ago.

The Congress on Wednesday said it doesn't trust the Pakistan Army tribunal order on capital punishment to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav but "still has faith in Pakistan's judiciary".

Pakistan claims that its security forces had arrested Jadhav from the restive Baluchistan province on March 3 previous year after he reportedly entered from Iran. We sought consular access, but were denied. Sushma warned that his execution would be viewed as "pre-meditated murder" and asked Pakistan to consider the consequences on bilateral relations if the sentence was carried out.

"We urged the Pakistan High Commissioner to communicate the outrage over the unacceptable treatment meted out to Jadhav", Sehrawat said.

Simultaneously, Col Inam said, the convict could approach a high court if he felt that due process was not observed during his trial and his fundamental rights as an accused were not fulfilled.

Jadhav was on Monday awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court on charges of being an undercover RAW agent. We have no option but to deem the sentence a premeditated murder.

Baglay also said that Jadhav was "legally doing business" in Iran's Chabahar port and the issue has been discussed with Teheran.

The spokesperson further said, "If he is a serving officer or a spy, what sort of officer or spy carries his genuine passport around?"

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