Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan Army Chief ‘analysing’ evidence, to decide on mercy plea soon

Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters that Gen Bajwa was "analysing the evidence against Jadhav. The Army chief will decide on Jadhav's appeal on merit."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2017 6:14 pm
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Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is “analysing” evidence against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and will decide his appeal on merit, said the Pakistani Army on Sunday. Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters that Gen Bajwa was “analysing the evidence against Jadhav. The Army chief will decide on Jadhav’s appeal on merit.”

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court in April for his alleged involvement in espionage and terrorist activities.  Jadhav had filed a mercy petition before Gen Bajwa in June, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued on June 22. The statement said the former Indian Navy officer had filed the petition after the Military Appellate Court rejected his appeal.

Pakistan claims to have arrested Jadhav from Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. However, India maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

The International Court of Justice in The Hague had in May halted his execution on India’s appeal. The International Court of Justice has asked India to make its submission in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case by September 13 and Pakistan to complete its submission by December 13.

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  1. M
    Jul 17, 2017 at 5:45 am
    To Rishte.me.to.hum.tumharay.baap.lgte.hen,------Please check with your RA-N-DI AMMI who got banged in BURQHA without your ABBU'S knowledge,-----and after 3ripple Di-ck's,---if your RA-N-DI AMMI still recalls your biological BAAP,---please note that your BAAP must be HINDU since MUZZIES use the word ABBU,---Jai hind.
    1. S
      Jul 17, 2017 at 2:15 am
      The Army is in control of this failed nation and the army is responsible in exporting terror into Kashmir.
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        Shafted mohammed
        Jul 17, 2017 at 2:10 am
        Indian law ministry should analyze the evidence against Abdul Basit and send a letter to ICC that those diplomats involved in terrorist activity would loose their diplomatic status and would be tried in Indian court and tried as common criminals , do a quick trial and hang Abdul basit for terrorist activities in India.if kulbhushan is alive they would have allowed any of the western diplomats to meet him.
        1. M
          Jul 16, 2017 at 11:07 pm
          Recently a bunch of RSS NA ZI TERRORISTS from Madya Pradesh were charged with spying for P o r k I s t a n. So on the condition that India release those R"SS" N A Z I TERRORISTS, P a k i s ta n has agreed to release Kulbushan Yadav.
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            S Rajan
            Jul 16, 2017 at 10:20 pm
            I don't think they will hang Jadhav. It is all a play to unnerve us. If they hang him. they will be the losers. There are so many Pak. spies in India and our hangmen would have a tough schedule.
            1. R
              Jul 16, 2017 at 10:18 pm
              Fellow Indians instead of abusing Pakistani gov and posting immuture comments here has any1 asked Indian government that how come pakistan has released so many fishermen in the past?secondly how about that Indian soldier who walked across l.o.c after having an argument with his senior Pakistani army sent him back after interrogations cuz he was a innocent.i know patriotism comes out specially when it comes to Pakistan and that goes out vice Verca yeah one think I would be in favour of giving consular access he should get that but he is no ordinary Indian .i have got loads of family in india they used to come pakistan at weddings but last three years they dint come cuz of visa issues
              1. K
                Jul 16, 2017 at 10:17 pm
                Just catch some Indian by sheer surprise - that too in a foreign country , then kidnap him and get him into Pakistan , " try" him for so called crimes against their nation by just born appointed juvenile judges, hand over guilty verdict - to be hanged till death or till Pakis are delighted. God must have made a serious mistake of having such a country of butchers and rouges in this world - that too in the vicinity of India.
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                  ramesh ahuja
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm
                  India should reciprocate pkstn genorisity and help for same for ISI officer who lost his way in Nepal jungles. India has expertise to help for same.His wife and children must be helped on humanitarian grounds.
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