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India on Thursday said it had sought consular access to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence by a Pakistan military court, for the 15th time since it was worried about his location and condition.
"India has now asked for consular access to Jadhav for the 15th time. India awaits formal response from Pakistan to its two demands – consular access and details of the trial proceedings against Jadhav," MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said. "We don't know anything about Jadhav's location or condition in Pakistan… it is a matter of concern for India,’’ he added.
"Pakistan claims there have been legal proceedings against Jadhav. If there have been, we would like to see them," the spokesperson said.
Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haidar Shah was called by the External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday which reiterated that Jadhav was innocent and false charges were framed against him.
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