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Pakistan denies consular access to alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav

PTI
Published Jun 6, 2016, 4:39 pm IST
Updated Jun 6, 2016, 4:39 pm IST
India has acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.
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). (Photo: PTI)
 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). (Photo: PTI)

Islamabad: Pakistan will not allow consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav who was arrested for his involvement in "subversive activities", Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday.

"The Indian spy Kulbhushan entered Pakistan with a special purpose. Hence, it has been decided that consular access will not been given to him," Khan told reporters here.

 

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. India had sought consular access to Jadhav.

 

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