Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother appeals for son's release, seeks to meet him

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"Kulbhushan is not eligible for consular access nor will be granted consular access", said Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor.

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua conveyed Islamabad's clear message to Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale, who called on her in the federal capital.

Sources say India also asked for certified copies of the court proceedings, summary of evidence, medical reports, a lawyer to defend Jadhav and visas for his family to visit Pakistan. Jadhav, who continues to be in detention in Pakistan on concocted charges.

On India's position that the whole trial against him was "farcical and done in a hush-hush manner", the Pakistani envoy asserted he was tried in a military court because it was not possible to try him in a civilian court. India claimed that Jhadav had already retired from the Indian navy and strongly implied that he had been kidnapped from Iran by Pakistan's security agencies.

The Pakistan Army had before precluded consular access to Jadhav, saying he is not qualified for it according to the laws.

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had also met High Commissioner of Pakistan to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday and raised similar points. "The said Mr. Kulbhushan Jadhav is awarded death sentence over charges of terrorism and spying for India's Research and Analysis Wing, which is totally false and baseless".




In the petition, Jadhav's mother has sought the Pakistan government's intervention for his release and expressed her desire to meet him. "They have applied for necessary visa with the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi", the ministry added.

Pakistan claims its security forces had arrested Jadhav from Balochistan province on March 3 past year after he reportedly entered from Iran.

This was the second time the Indian envoy met Janjua since April 14 to discuss the case of Jadhav, who was arrested more than a year ago.

"So, we have so far taken a decision strictly in accordance with the law of the land and as per the bilateral agreement of 2008 [with India]".

Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor last week said consular access can not be given to Jadhav because he is a spy.

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