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Wife, mother of Indian spy barred from talking to media in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: India has barred wife and mother of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who will arrive on Monday to meet the former Indian Navy Officer, from talking to media, ARY News reported.

Both the relatives of Jadhav will land at Benazir International Airport at 10:50am via Emirates flight EK612 in Islamabad and leave the same day. Indian deputy high commissioner will be the accompanying them here.

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Indian foreign office has proscribed them to talk to media in Pakistan and neither India let its local media accompany them despite Pakistan’s offer to give visas to media as well.

Back in November, Pakistan offered India a meeting between Jadhav and his wife on humanitarian grounds but India, in its reply asked Pakistan to allow Jadhav’s mother to travel with his wife and a diplomat should accompany the two during the meeting.

WHO IS KULBHUSHAN JADHAV

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.

“He (Jadhav) acquired premature retirement from the Indian navy and since then the government has nothing to do with him,” said Vikas Swarup, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, requesting Pakistan to grant counsellor access to the ‘arrested Indian citizen’.

On April 10, COAS, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by Field General Court Martial (FGCM).

The spy was tried through (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded death sentence.

Jadhav was tried by FGCM under section 59 of Pakistan Army Act (PAA) 1952 and Section 3 of official Secret Act of 1923. FGCM found Kulbushan Sudhir Yadhav guilty of all the charges.

He confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage / sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of Law Enforcement Agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi.

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