Pakistan has denied all request for consular access of Kulbhushan Jadhav, says MEA

Updated On : 13 Apr , 2017 , 04:22 PM
Gopal Baglay, Kulbhushan Jadhav
Gopal Baglay, Kulbhushan Jadhav
New Delhi :

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that Pakistan has denied all request for consular access of Kulbhushan Jadhav to India and it’s so called legal process is opaque. India had made 13 requests for consular access. 

While addressing media MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that Pakistan has not shared any details of Jadhav’’s location and about his health till date.

“Pakistan has not shared with us till now any details of Kulbhushan Jadhav's location or how he is,” he said.

Baglay said Jadhav is a retired naval officer and he was kidnapped in Iran and taken to Pakistan. India had informed last year Pakistan about Kulbhushan Jadahav, he said. 

He said Pakistan had requested India to help in probing Kubhushan Jadhav's role, and their request itself showed that they had no specific proof against Jadhav. Baglay said if they send Jadhav to gallows, it would be premeditated murder, as India had already stated on the issue. 

The MEA spokesperson said Kubhushan has become India's sentiment and his not mere an Indian citizen, but his name himself reflect India as a family (Kul).

"We had also informed the government of Iran As Jadhav was residing in Iran and had operating his business in a legal manner,"he said. 

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First Published : Thursday, April 13, 2017 03:25 PM

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