Kulbhushan Jadhav confessed involvement in espionage during meeting with family
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Indian ‘spy’ Kulbhushan Jadhav had confessed his involvement in espionage and subversive activities in Pakistan during his December 25 meeting with family, ARY News reported on Thursday.
As the mother and wife of the Indian spy reached India after meeting with Jadhav in Islamabad, the duo told Indian media that Jadhav clearly told them that he was not doing some business in Iran but was involved in espionage and terror activities in Pakistan.
As her mother “reminded” him that he was doing some business in Iran, he corrected her and said that I was involved in terror activities inside Pakistan.
India’s Minister for External Affairs, during her speech in Indian parliament, however, said that Jadhav’s family is of the view that the Indian officer was saying “what he was told“.
She again accused Pakistan of “mistreating” Jadhav’s family members by asking both the ladies to remove their mangla sutra and not returning Chetankul Jadhav’s shoes despite her repeated requests.
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On the other hand, a Samajwadi party leader Naresh Agrawal, during the parliament session, said that Pakistan considers Kulbhushan Jadhav a terrorist, so it treated him accordingly.
“If they (Pakistan) consider Kulbhushan Jadhav a terrorist in their country, then they will treat him that way. We should treat terrorists in our country the same way,” said the lawmaker this morning.”
‘A comprehensive security check was essential’
Responding to a query regarding the Sushma Sawaraj’s statement, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif categorically rejected all Indian allegations and stated that the meeting of the wife and mother of Commander Jadhav was permitted on humanitarian grounds
The foreign minister underscored that Pakistan’s humanitarian gesture did not obviate the fact that this was not an ordinary meeting between a mother and wife with their son and husband.
“The reality remains that Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav is a serving Indian Naval Officer and a convicted Indian terrorist and spy responsible for multiple deaths and destruction in Pakistan. A comprehensive security check was therefore essential,” said Asif.
He added that all this was agreed between both countries, in advance, through diplomatic channels and the visitors were treated with respect and dignity
“The change of clothes and removal of jewelry/ornaments was purely for security reasons. The visitors changed into their own clothes after the meeting. All their belongings were returned to them before they left. The wife’s shoes were retained as they did not clear the security check. A metal chip has been found in one of the shoes, which is being analyzed,” added the minister.
Asif maintained that India’s act of trying to distort an agreed security check and attempting to portray it as a deliberate religious and cultural disrespect denotes bad faith and is regrettable.