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Pakistan army chief 'analysing' evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav: ISPR

17 July 2017

Pakistani forces have accused Jadhav of carrying out espionage activities on the behest of the RAW and central government, a claim denied by India.

While on June 22 the Major General Asif Ghafoor of Pakistan took a charge to unveiled press release on which it has been written that the Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav the serving Indian Naval officer who has been sentenced to death on the charges of espionage, sabotage and terrorism has made a mercy petition to the Chief of Army staff.

"They (pakistan) can not execute Jadhav as of now, because they made a promise before the ICJ that as long as the proceedings are continuing, they can not execute".

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Jadhav's clemency appeal has been rejected by the Military Appellate Court.

"The petition of Indian national is now with COAS who'll decide soon". However, Pakistan can not execute Jadhav since a stay has been ordered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after India approached the international body for justice.

The Pakistan Army Chief will decide Jadhav's fate after analysing the mercy plea. On July 13, the foreign office said Pakistan was "considering" the request for visa.

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ICJ had also requested Pakistan to grant India consular access to Jadhav, which has still not been allowed by Pakistan. Another mercy petition, filed by Jadhav's mother, is being examined by Pakistani authorities, reports said. He is analysing the evidence that set against the Kulbhushan Jadhav.

It has been reported earlier that Pakistan said its security forces arrested Jadhav from Balochistan province on March 3 a year ago after he reportedly entered from Iran.

A leading Pakistani daily has voiced its support in favour of the alleged Indian spy's mother, saying that she should be granted visa to visit Pakistan on 'humanitarian grounds as this provides the latest opportunity for India and Pakistan to back away from an increasingly confrontational stance against each other.

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Pakistan army chief 'analysing' evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav: ISPR