Friday, 14 April 2017

Jadhav case: India Seeks copy of charge sheet from Pak

India has asked for a certified copy of the charge sheet and death sentence filed against her citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav and asked to grant diplomatic access to Jadhav. In Islamabad, Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale met Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tahmina Jangja in the context of Jadhav's case. A military court in Pakistan has sentenced Jadhav to death for alleged espionage.


Bambawale said that he had asked the charge sheet and Kulbhushan Jadhav to give a certified copy of the sentence of the death sentence heard. He said that he refused our request for diplomatic access 13 times (in the past year). I again requested the Foreign Secretary to grant diplomatic access to Jadhav so that we can appeal.

Sources in New Delhi said that apart from diplomatic access, India will also look into legal measures under the legal system of Pakistan, including the appeal filed by Jadhav's family against the military court's decision. Senior military officials of Pakistan decided to not compromise on the case of death sentence sentenced to Jadhav.


This decision was taken in the meeting of the core commanders today under the chairmanship of Army Chief General Kamar Bajwa. Field General Court Marshal sentenced Jadhav to death for spying and involvement in subversive activities, and General Bajwa confirmed the sentence.
     
Pakistan claims that its security forces had arrested Jadhav from Balochistan province on March 3 last year, which is reportedly from Iran's border. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has warned that execution of Jadhav will bring serious consequences on bilateral relations.


India is trying to get Jadhav justice: M.J. Akbar

Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said that India is trying to get Justice in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, who has been sentenced by the military court of Pakistan to death. Akbar said that injustice has been done to Jadhav. We are trying to get justice. We are very much interested in his return. Akbar said that the government's stand on this matter has been clarified by Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.



A military court sentenced Jadhav, 46, to death for allegations of espionage and sabotage. Rajnath Singh had said yesterday that India will make every effort to get justice to Jadhav. Foreign Ministry spokesman Gopal Bagale said yesterday that India has no information about the location and status of Kulbhushan. We are making every effort to bring them back but we can not disclose the steps taken in this direction.
                                                                          ----Ashish Jha

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