Consular access for Indian spy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav will be provided today.According to foreign office spokesman, the serving Indian naval officer and RAW operative Kulbhushan Jadhav is given the consular access in line with Vienna convention on consular relations, International Court of Justice and the laws of Pakistan.
The spokesman said commander Jadhav remained in Pakistan’s custody for espionage, terrorism and sabotage.
Dubai: India’s Ministry of External Affairs has accepted the consular access offered by Pakistan to death-row inmate Kulbhushan Jadhav.
According to media reports, India’s deputy high commissioner to Pakistan Gaurav Ahluwalia Monday met Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan, after Islamabad granted consular access to the former naval officer “in line with the ICJ judgement”.
Tweep @ramapriya1989 posted: “100 criminals may escape, but one innocent should never be punished. I appreciate the way [the Indian] government is handling Kulubhushan Jadav case and pray for his safe return. India is with you.”
Who is Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav ?
The Pakistan government has alleged that Jadhav is an Indian spy who was a serving commander in the Indian Navy and involved in subversive activities inside Pakistan.
He was arrested in the Pakistan’s province of Balochistan on charges of terrorism and spying for India’s intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing. This happened on March 3, 2016 during a counter-intelligence operation.
Pakistan on Sunday announced that Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017, would be given consular access on Monday.
“Consular access for Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Indian naval officer and RAW operative, is being provided on Monday, 2 September 2019,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a tweet.
He said consular access would be given in line with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the recent judgement of the International Court of Justice and the laws of Pakistan.