New Delhi : 16 JULY 2020 Kulbhushan Jadhav, the 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism”, has been granted second consular access.
India had earlier today asked Pakistan to give “unconditional consular access” to Jadhav, as per sources quoted by news agency ANI.
Earlier, Pakistan had claimed that he had refused to file a review plea on the Pakistani court military court’s judgment.
India had refuted the claim as “farce” saying that Jadhav has clearly been coerced to refuse to file a review in his case. “Pakistan’s claim that Jadhav, who is incarcerated in Pakistan’s custody, has refused to initiate review petition is a continuation of the farce that has been in play for the last four years,” the MEA had said.