Kulbhusan Jadhav Case: India Hands Over Mother's Appeal to Pak

Posted April 28, 2017

On 26 April, Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in connection with the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

"I humbly request appropriate and capable authorities to intervene in the matter and make sure that Mr. Kulbhushan Jadhav doesn't get punished for the act which he never committed", the petition added and it also urges United Nations to look into this matter.

Pakistan on Wednesday informed India that the consular access agreement between the two countries was for prisoners and did not include spies. However, Janjua, pointing out the legal aspects of the case, said Jadhav was a serving Indian naval officer, who was involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan.

Mr Jadhav was awarded death sentence earlier this month, evoking a sharp reaction in India.

More news: Prospect watch: Dodgers' Cody Bellinger promotion likely

This is one of the firsts from Indian Cyber Attackers which was usually carried out by members from Pakistan, Iran, China and North Korea who has given immunity to these hackers.

The attacks come in protest against Pakistan's announcement of the death penalty issued to former Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

The Pakistan Army had before precluded consular access to Jadhav, saying he is not qualified for it according to the laws.

First, he submitted a petition by Jadhav's mother addressed to the Pakistan government. "They have applied for necessary visas with the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi", the external affairs ministry said.

More news: Mayer's tenure as Yahoo CEO was charmed from start to finish

Sources told that Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale filed the plea which was instantly dismissed by Pakistan.

During his previous meeting with Januja - on April 14 - Bambawale had asked for the list of charges and authentic copy of verdict of military tribunal against Jadhav to launch an appeal against his conviction.

India has, however, so far categorically denied such charges.

The Pakistan Foreign Office said due judicial process was followed during Jadhav's trial and that he was provided with a lawyer in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan. Mr. Jadhav will have the option of lodging a mercy petition with the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of Pakistan within 60 days of the decision by the appellate court.

More news: Celtic tops Rangers 2-0, into Scottish Cup final vs Aberdeen