Who is Kulbhushan Jadhav - Things you may not know about ex-Indian Navy officer to be hanged in Pakistan

In a major provocation, a Pakistani army court on Monday sentenced an Indian national - Kulbhushan Jadhav - to death.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 10, 2017, 16:01 PM IST
Who is Kulbhushan Jadhav - Things you may not know about ex-Indian Navy officer to be hanged in Pakistan

Islamabad: In a major provocation, a Pakistani army court on Monday sentenced an Indian national - Kulbhushan Jadhav - to death.

According to the Pakistan army court, Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian spy and has been sentenced to death for "for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan".

Here are things to know about Kulbhushan Jadhav:-

- Kulbhushan Jadhav is a former Indian Navy officer

- He took premature retirement 

- His family currently stays in Mumbai

- He was abducted by Pakistan from Iran border near Balochistan

- He was tried in secret by Pakistan Army

- There was no prior information given to India

- India has acknowledged Jadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer, but denied the allegation that he was in any way connected to the government.

- Experts say that they fail to understand why Pakistan is in hurry to hang him and why no open trial was conducted

- According to Pakistan, Jadhav was "arrested" on March 3 last year by Pakistan security officials in Balochistan after he entered from Iran. 

Death sentence

"The spy has been tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act and awarded death sentence," the military's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa "has confirmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM," it added.

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