Pakistan

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


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“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 so 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.

Jadhav an on-duty officer for the Indian Navy confessed to his crimes in a recorded video statement televised by the ISPR last year following his arrest.

He was awarded death sentence on Monday..