New Delhi, Oct 5: Retired Indian navy man Kulbhushan Jadhav’s life may be in danger as Pakistan’s agency Inter-State Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday that the people of Pakistan will receive a good news soon. The ISPR further said that a decision on the mercy petition of the officer, sentenced to death on trumped-up espionage charges, is in its last stages.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested from Iran by Pakistan, which later claimed that he was arrested in Balochistan. India has maintained its position that he was in Iran for a business-related purpose and he was kidnapped by Pakistan agencies. A German diplomat had also commented that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran by Taliban and sold to Pakistan.
Kulbhushan Yadav was not accorded the due process of law. Instead of trying him in civil courts, he was tried in a military court, which is infamous for handing death sentences. India’s demand for consular access was denied a dozen time. He was sentenced to death.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Kwaja Muhammad Asif alleged that he had received a proposal to swap Jadhav with a terrorist lodged in Afganistan’s jail. India said that it was another addition to Islamabad’s “imaginary lies”.
India had secured a stay on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution in the international court of justice.