India files appeal with Pakistan in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

India has also filed an appeal seeking the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

By Zee Media Bureau | IANS| Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 18:03 PM IST
India files appeal with Pakistan in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Islamabad: Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua over the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday.

Besides seeking consular access, India has requested the Pakistani side to grant visas to parents of Jadhav, saying that they want to meet their son.

India has also filed an appeal with Pakistan seeking the release of Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage.

India files appeal with Pakistan seeking release of Kulbhushan Yadav


Appeal, in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, filed by High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale with Pakistan Foreign Secretary in Islamabad today," the Indian High Commission in Islamabad tweeted.

Jadhav, a former Indian naval officer, was arrested in Balochistan in March 2016. Pakistan has accused him of being a spy. A military court sentenced him to death on April 10.

India has sought consular access 15 times but Pakistan has denied this every time.

Indian authorities say they have not been informed about the whereabouts of Jadhav and the condition he is in.

With IANS inputs