Kulbhushan Yadav: India has raised issue with Iran, says MEA spokesman


NEW DELHI: Spokesperson India’s Ministry for External Affairs Gopal Baglay resents that Government of Pakistan has denied over a dozen requests sent by the India seeking consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav – spy who was awarded death sentence in Pakistan a year after arrest over espionage and facilitating terrorism.

Addressing a presser on the issue, MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay claimed, ”Kulbhushan Jadhav has been falsely arrested in Pakistan. There are no proofs against him.”

Bagley, however, assured that the government of India will explore all options to bring Jadhav back.

Pakistan has not shared with us any details about Kulbhushan Jadhav’s well-being or the location where he is presently being kept, Baglay said.

”We are in touch with Pakistan through our High Commission,” Gopal Bagley said.

India and Pakistan also have a bilateral agreement on consular access, Bagley said while adding, ”India had discussed Jadhav’s kidnapping issue with Iran last year.”

The response from MEA came days after the government warned Pakistan that executing Jadhav will have serious “consequences” on the bilateral ties.

TTags: Kukbhushan Yadav, Pakistan-India