Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Details of ‘mercy petition’ unclear, facts of its existence doubtful, says India

Earlier in the day Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had claimed that in his plea, Jadhav “admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities” in Pakistan and “expressed remorse” at the resultant loss of lives and extensive damage to property.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 23, 2017 12:35 am
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Responding to the alleged confessional video of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav “accepting his acts of terrorism and espionage” in Pakistan, India on Thursday said it expects Pakistan to desist from attempting to influence proceedings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) through false propaganda, reported news agency PTI. In a statement, the External Affairs Ministery added that it brings out a lack of transparency and farcical nature of the proceedings against Jadhav.

“The developments bring out once again the lack of transparency and farcical nature of proceedings against Jadhav on concocted charges, continued violation of his legal and consular rights and an attempt to introduce prejudice in the proceedings in the ICJ,” MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay was quoted as saying by PTI. “The details and circumstances of the alleged mercy petition by Jadhav are not clear and even the facts of its existence are doubtful.” Read: Pakistan Army says Jadhav has filed mercy petition with its chief. Click here.

“India is determined to pursue the matter in ICJ and is confident that justice will be done without being affected in any manner by these unwarranted and misleading steps taken by Pakistan,” Baglay added.

Earlier today, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) put out a statement claiming Jadhav, in his mercy petition “admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities” in Pakistan and “expressed remorse” at the resultant loss of lives and extensive damage to property. Also read: Kulbhushan Jadhav’s second confessional video: Full text.

The ISPR statement also claimed Jadhav had earlier appealed to the Military Appellate Court, but was rejected. Under the law, Jadhav is eligible to appeal for clemency to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and if rejected, subsequently to the Pakistan’s President.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Ehsan Habib
    Jun 23, 2017 at 2:09 am
    India is the Mother of terrorism in India, remember Modi's statement at Dhaka speech. Do you need another proof.? ? Must give it to our pride, The ISI for making this priced catch. Since his arrest the Baluchistan violence has just evaporated into thin air. Love you ISI. Good work
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      Jun 23, 2017 at 4:46 am
      You are a son of your ra-ndi mother who experienced 3ripple Di-Ck's in BURQHA covered in black sacks,----pls check with your ra-n-Di AMMI if she still can identify your biological abbu before talking about mother of terrorism,---Jai hind.
      1. M
        Jun 23, 2017 at 4:56 am
        And your mother was a pros who got banged by 3ripple Di-Ck's and pls ask her if she remembers your biological abbu when banged covered in BURQHA,---than you can talk about mother of terrorism,----Jai hind.
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          Kamal Pasha
          Jun 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm
          Michelle:Vedupic:human. Why are you telling thestory of your mother. We all know about your mother and sisters. Comment about Yadhav.
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        kris kumar
        Jun 23, 2017 at 1:08 am
        A mercy plea by Kulbhushan is another ploy by Porkis army/ISI to save themselves. This decision for mercy plea is announced by Porkis when PM Modi is due to meet Trump soon. What a coincidence. Porkis army/ ISI have got the wrong man and they have tried their level best with lies and false propaganda through ISI controlled media to frame him as a Raw agent who was in Balochistan creating terrorism and this fell flat on their faces. Now Porkis are looking for a way out. Either ISI have already killed him or to prove that the mercy plea have been filed but rejected by the army and verdict stands means they have already killed him. India should not trust the Porkis basxxrd.
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          Danke Tyre
          Jun 23, 2017 at 1:33 am
          What is Porkis army? Don't you think you make the case a laughing matter by writing something strange?
          1. L
            Jun 23, 2017 at 4:52 am
            Why was Kulbushan travelling with govt of India issued fake passport? Please explain this before embarking on silly rants.