Kulbhusan Jhadav can seek mercy: Pakistan High Commissioner

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Kulbhusan Jhadav can seek mercy: Pakistan High Commissioner

NEW DELHI: Kulbhushan Jhadav can seek mercy, said Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit.  

Kulbhusan Jhadav, an Indian RAW agent arrested in Pakistan is a serving Indian Navy commander who was deputed by India to create sabotage and chaos in Balochistan.

He was arrested by Pakistan Intelligence Agency and has been granted death sentence by Pakistan Army.

Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that Pakistan had sufficient evidence against Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav which were shared with Indian government as well.

‘We have sufficient evidence against Jadhav and have shared it with the Indian government. He was involved in sabotage and terror,’ Basit said in an interview.

Basit said that Jadhav had been given a fair trial and assured that he will be given the right to appeal or seek mercy as well.

‘Jadhav has been visiting Pakistan since 2003 using an original Indian passport but with a fake name’, Basit said.

The high-commissioner maintained that the charges against Jadhav were severe that he could not be tried in a civil court, and that he had been tried under the laws of the land, the 1952 Pakistan Army Act for which he was also provided defence counsel.

Kulbhusan Sundir Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016, through a Counter-Intelligence Operation from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in espionage and sabotage actives in Pakistan.