No conclusive evidence on 'RAW spy' Yadhav, admits Sartaz Aziz

Kulbhushan Yadhav, the retired Indian Navy officer was reportedly arrested in Balochistan after he entered there from Iran.

Published: 08th December 2016 02:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2016 09:38 AM   |  A+A-


Pakistan Prime Minister’s foreign policy adviser Sartaj Aziz (File|AFP)


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today admitted that the government was presented with only "insufficient evidence" on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadhav who is under detention.

Addressing a full Senate chamber, Aziz said the dossier on Yadhav contained mere statements.

"It did not have any conclusive evidence," he was quoted as saying by the Geo TV.

"What the dossier contained was not enough. Now it is up to the concerned authorities how long they take to give us more matter on the agent," Aziz said.

Yadhav, who was reportedly arrested in Balochistan after he entered from Iran, has been accused by Pakistan of planning "subversive activities" in the country.

Pakistan Army had also released a "confessional video" of Yadhav, who said he was the serving Indian Navy officer. 

India has acknowledged Yadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer but denied the allegation that he was in any way connected to the government. 

Later, a Foreign Office spokesperson issued a statement, saying the remarks attributed to Aziz was "absolutely incorrect."

"The Adviser had said that the investigations regarding the network of Kulbhushan Yadhav are ongoing and the dossier shall be completed upon conclusion of the investigation," the statement said.

"There is irrefutable proof against Kulbhushan Yadhav, who had also made a public confession in March," it said.

Aziz also "condemned the continued Indian interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan and urged the international community to take immediate notice of the violation of international law by India," it added.

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