Thirty Pakistan spies in Indian jails, provided consular access whenever sought: Officials

Officials added that more than 265 Pakistani nationals are currently in Indian jails.

Written by Rahul Tripathi | New Delhi | Published:April 13, 2017 5:38 am
pakistan spies, indian jails, pakistan spies captive, consular access, kulbhushan jadhav, india news, indian express news According to data available with the government, nearly two dozen Pakistan nationals caught on charges of smuggling were sent back to Pakistan in 2016 and 2017. (Representational image)

As many as 30 Pakistan nationals facing charges of spying are languishing in Indian jails but none has been denied consular access whenever sought or sentenced to death penalty so far, said top South Block officials as relations between India and Pakistan hit a new low over a Pakistani military court awarding death penalty to former Indian Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Officials added that more than 265 Pakistani nationals are currently in Indian jails. New Delhi has allowed consular access to them but Pakistan disowned them, they said. In 2015, a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Mohammad Naved was arrested after an attack on a BSF convoy. He is facing trial before an NIA court in Jammu. However, Pakistan has refused to accept him as their national, said an official.

According to data available with the government, nearly two dozen Pakistan nationals caught on charges of smuggling were sent back to Pakistan in 2016 and 2017.

From 2014 to 2016, more than 250 Pakistani nationals were deported, according to a reply by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in Parliament.

Pakistan executed Indian national Sheikh Shamim in 1999. In 2013, another Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death for spying in Pakistan, died in jail after being attacked by fellow inmates.

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    Cyber m@n
    Apr 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm
    Spies for routine intelligence and spies for taking lives, bomb blasts, provoking anti-state sentiments. In nuts , basically planning to break country's fabric. There is m ive difference. And when the spy himself has accepted and shared all the leads and etc. Then why its so difficult for indiots to understand the sensitivity of this matter. JHADAV MUST BE HANGED
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      vish
      Apr 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm
      Historically Indians especially Hindus honesty and sincerity and ethical behavior has never paid off on the contrary they always received slap or stab in the back by Muslims ,now stan is doing same .Hope India will learn some lessons after this.
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        Sajed Syed
        Apr 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm
        I posted the following comments on Dawn (on their news article-Cannot rule out role of foreign agencies in disappearance of retired army officer: FO). But I know very well, news media in stan is scared of the Establishment. Army and ISI ( stan secret service is just one short of "I" to convert it into ISIS) is more powerful than Allah in stan.So putting comments here: "Simple truth is now stan is getting panicky. Zahir saheb will parrot what happened and where was Mr. Kulbhushan Jadhav abducted from and how much was paid to the Terrorist group by the name Taliban. W and bull story manufactured by ISI and defence forces will be shattered to pieces. Worry, worry the Establishment. You can fool the Pseudos and gullible but not men and women of substance who know and have ways to find the truth. Mian Zahir will be parroting already and exposing the racket.
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          The Rock
          Apr 13, 2017 at 2:57 pm
          I DEMAND GOVT TO EXECUTE EVERY STANI NATIONS IN JAILS IMMEDIATELY. I DO NOT WANT MY TAX MONEY TO BE USED TO PROVIDE LIFE BASICS TO THESE PEOPLE.
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            pankaj
            Apr 13, 2017 at 11:23 am
            How come Indian express allowed this article? D-u-m-b-o-s have helped pseudo by adding size and other constraints on comments.... Keep it up, try to save your deceptive d-m-bos as much as you can..
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              MyTake
              Apr 13, 2017 at 10:22 am
              It is safer to be Indian jail then grow monster over the years rather then return and being killed by mentors!
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                MyTake
                Apr 13, 2017 at 10:17 am
                What if China is instructing stan what to do and what not to do? Does stan has any choice if that comes to that? This is an unprecedented incident where natural course of justice has been denied. Even stan did not do anything similar before! Do the same to them what they do to you and picture will be cleared! Didn't China only recently said it will start creating trouble for India?
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                  chang wong
                  Apr 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm
                  why you not take china advice / you india try tto be bighead
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                    Sajed Syed
                    Apr 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm
                    China can go to . Ultimately Atheist China and Terrorist Wahhabi stan, both are intolerant of diversity from Uyghurs of Xinjiang province to Buddhists of Tibet (in Chinese held territories) to Ahmadiya , Shia, Sufis (Ask Sabria brothers who are leaving for London), Hindus, Christians, Ismailis, Bohras, Parsis in Pak held Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Pak annexed Balochsistan (annexed in April 1948) to Sindhu Desh (People yearning for separation from Wahhabi Punjabi of Southern Punjab), and Sikhs of Nanakana Sahib and Sialkot who are waiting for independence from the clutches of Wahhabi Punjabis tojoin with Amritsar and be the capital of Punjab.
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                  Hair
                  Apr 13, 2017 at 8:52 am
                  If . Hang Kulbhusan then India must hang 10 of . Spy in India jail.
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                    Hasn
                    Apr 13, 2017 at 4:16 pm
                    But its bull you actually believing india they dont ing have any spys they make so much lies, and tgey have no proof.
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