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Kulbhushan Jadhav awarded death sentence on concocted charges: India

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

India on Thursday reiterated that former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav had been awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court on concocted charges and through a farcical process.

At a media briefing here, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India had sought consular access to Jadhav and many other Indians imprisoned in Pakistan as per the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

His comments came a day after Pakistan rejected India’s plea for consular access to Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), claiming that New Delhi wanted access to him to get the information gathered by the Indian ‘spy’.

Asked if Jadhav’s mother and wife would meet him in Pakistan now that Islamabad had allowed them to visit the neighbouring country on 25 December, the spokesperson said New Delhi was working out the modalities for their visit in consultation with them.