India rejects Pakistan's allegations against Kulbhushan Jadhav

India has expressed concerns about his safety as Islamabad has repeatedly refused consular access to him.

Published: 03rd March 2017 11:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2017 11:16 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: After Pakistan refused to extradite alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer,  India has expressed concerns about his safety as Islamabad has repeatedly refused consular access to him.

Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz ruled out extradition of Jadhav, who has allegedly been involved in “subversive activities”, during the Question Hour Session in the Pakistani Senate.

“Government has on several occasions completely rejected the baseless allegations against Kulbhushan Jadhav. Circumstances of his presence in Pakistan remain unclear, particularly because we have not been provided consular access despite our repeated requests,” sources in the Ministry of External Affairs said.

They added that India expects the Government of Pakistan to follow “well-established” international practice in this regard to ensure his well-being in custody.

The Pakistan media has been quoting Aziz that the government was preparing a dossier for the prosecution of Jadhav."This is very delicate and sensitive issue and requires detailed preparations and home work as it relates to direct or indirect involvement of Indian state actor in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan." Aziz added that a list of questions has also been sent to the Indian government on this matter.

 

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