RAWALPINDI – Commander Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, the serving Indian Naval Officer who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage, sabotage and terrorism has made a mercy petition to the Chief of Army Staff, the Inter Services Public Relations said on Thursday.

In his plea, Commander Jadhav has admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan and expressed remorse at the resulting loss of many precious innocent lives and extensive damage to property due to his actions, according to the ISPR statement.

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Seeking forgiveness for his actions, Jhadav has requested the army chief to spare his life on compassionate grounds.

His second confessional video, in which he can be seen accepting his acts of terrorism and espionage, has also been released so that the world should know what India has done and continues to do against Pakistan.

Jhadav had earlier appealed to the Military Appellate Court which was rejected. Under the law he is eligible to appeal for clemency to the COAS (which he has done) and if rejected, subsequently to the President of Pakistan.

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