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Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death in Pakistan

LiveMint logoLiveMint 10-04-2017 PTI

Islamabad: A Pakistani army court on Monday sentenced alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to death “for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan”, the military announced.

“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 General Qamar Javed Bajwa “has confirmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM,” it added.

Jadhav was “arrested” on 3 March last year by Pakistan security officials in Balochistan after he entered from Iran. He has been accused by Pakistan of planning “subversive activities” in the country. India has acknowledged Jadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer, but denied the allegation that he was in any way connected to the government.

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