Pakistan preparing case to prosecute Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav
ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday informed the Senate that a case is being prepared to prosecute Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav, who was arrested from Balochistan in March last year.
Yadav will not be handed over to India, he told the Upper House in response to a query during Question Hour.
“We have prepared an FIR and a case in the process of registration to prosecute Indian state actor for involvement in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan.”
Mr. Aziz said Pakistan had shared a dossier with the UN Secretary General on the Indian involvement in internal affairs of Pakistan and in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan. “This dossier includes details about Kulbashan Yadev and his activities.”
He said the government was also examining the possibilities for sharing the dossier with other countries and international organizations.
The Advisory also informed that the dossier has been prepared based on thorough ground work and inputs from various departments. “This is very delicate and sensitive issue and requires detailed preparations and home work as it relates to direct or indirect involvement of Indian State Actor in subversive and terrorist activities in Pakistan.”
He said Pakistan’s view point on this issue is being accepted internationally while the government has also sent a list of questions to Indian government on this matter.
He explained that dossier is not the only route to deal this issue as actual route to settle this issue is prosecution for which the case is being prepared.
When asked if Kulbashan would also be released at some stage like Raymond Davis, the Advisor said there is no such possibility.
Pakistani security agencies on March 24, 2016, apprehended an ‘on-duty RAW agent’ from Balochistan. The suspect was said to be an officer of the Indian navy working for the covert agency to destabilize Pakistan.
The operative had contacts with banned organizations and was working on plans to break Karachi and Balochistan away from Pakistan, and to sabotage the billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
On March 25, a day after the arrest, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said the Indian man arrested from Balochistan has no connection with the government, however, admitted that Kulbhushan Yadav is a former officer of the Indian navy.
CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT OF YADAV