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Don't know Kulbhushan's location in Pak, have no access to him: Govt

Published Apr 13, 2017, 3:35 pm IST
Updated Apr 13, 2017, 6:11 pm IST
An image of Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016. (Photo: AP)
 An image of Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that the Indian government is not aware of the whereabouts of former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court.

MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that Pakistan had not shared with India any details of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s location, or his condition.

In a press conference, Baglay also said India had no access to the former naval officer, accused by Pakistan of being a R&AW agent. “So far Pakistan has denied all our requests for consular access. The so-called legal process done by Pakistan was opaque,” Baglay stated.

India has alleged that Pakistan ignored 13 requests for consular access to Jadhav.

"Jadhav is a kidnapped innocent Indian, who is a retired officer of the Indian Navy and these two facts were communicated to Pakistan more than a year ago," he added.

The spokesperson further said, "If he is a serving officer or a spy, what sort of officer or spy carries his genuine passport around?"

A Pakistani military court sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav to death on Monday, convicting him of spying for R&AW in Balochistan. India has dismissed the allegations of Jadhav being a spy, calling Pakistan's action 'premeditated murder'. In Parliament, the Modi government promised to do everything possible to prevent the execution of Jadhav.

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