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Pakistan turns down India's request for consular access to Jadhav

India has acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.

Published: 04th June 2016 08:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2016 02:03 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has turned down India's request for consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav, who has been arrested by Pakistani agencies claiming he was a RAW spy, media reports said today.

"After due consideration, it has been decided not to grant consular access to Jadhav," a top security source was quoted as saying by DawnNews.

The source said the decision was taken due to Jadhav's involvement in "subversive activities" in Pakistan.

The Pakistani security forces had arrested Jadhav from Balochistan in March and alleged that he was "a serving officer in the Indian Navy and deputed to the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)."

Jadhav has been accused by Pakistan of planning "subversive activities" in the country.

India has acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.

"The individual has no link with government since his premature retirement from Indian Navy," the External Affairs Ministry had said in a statement.

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