Pakistan claims Kulbhushan Jadhav refuses to file evaluation petition

New Delhi, July 8

Pakistan has claimed that captured Indian nationwide Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file a evaluation petition and has determined to go forward together with his pending mercy plea.

“On June 17, 2020, Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav was invited to file a petition for review and reconsideration of his sentence and conviction. Exercising his legal right he refused to file a petition for review and reconsideration of his sentence and conviction,” Pakistan Additional Attorney General Ahmed Irfan claimed on Wednesday. 

In a press convention, the official mentioned that Jadhav insisted on the mercy petition he filed on April 17, 2017.

As per Pakistan media stories, Pakistan authorities has supplied second consular entry to Jadhav, who was sentenced to dying by a Pakistani navy court docket on fees of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017.

Following the event, India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) towards Pakistan for denial of consular entry to Jadhav and difficult the dying sentence.

In May this yr, Pakistan had mentioned that it has “fully compiled” with the ICJ’s judgement in Jadhav case, days after India’s lead counsel asserted that New Delhi had hoped it’d be capable of persuade Islamabad by means of “back channel” to launch the Indian death-row convict.

Senior advocate Harish Salve was the lead counsel for India within the Jadhav case on the Hague-based ICJ which dominated in July final yr that Pakistan should undertake an “effective review and reconsideration” of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav and likewise to grant consular entry to India with out additional delay. 

Jadhav, in his 50s, is a retired Indian Navy officer. Pakistan had alleged that Jadhav was a senior Indian intelligence officer who entered the nation illegally to hold out acts of sabotage on the time of his arrest. 

In July 2019, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to not execute Jadhav and requested it to rethink the dying sentence awarded to him by a navy court docket.—IANS

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