Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Pakistan Readies New Dossier, Will Take it to UN

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Kulbhushan-jadhavTrying to justify their stand in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Pakistan is set to prepare a new dossier about the alleged ‘Indian spy’ to submit to the UN. Officials from the country would be sharing the document with the UN as well as foreign envoys stationed at Islamabad, said a PTI report.

The dossier is said to be based on Jadhav’s early testimonial and statements given in front of the Field General Court Martial about his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage activities in Karachi and Balochistan.

Attested reports of the Court Martial General as well as the timeline for the court proceedings are set to be part of the dossier.

The documents will also contain details of arrests and raids done by Pakistan security agencies based on Jadhav’s tip-offs.

Jadhav, 46, was tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and was awarded the death sentence. Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentence last week.

“The dossier will be handed over to different ambassadors in Islamabad. The Pakistani envoys across the world will also present it to their host states,” the paper said.

The document will also be shared with the United Nations and other global organisations, it added.

On Friday, Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale said they would appeal against the death sentence to Jadhav and demanded from Pakistan a certified copy of the charge-sheet as well as the army court order in the case, besides seeking consular access to the retired Indian navy officer.

Pakistan claims its security forces had arrested Jadhav from the restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. It also claimed that he was “a serving officer in the Indian Navy.”

The Pakistan Army had also released a “confessional video” of Jadhav after his arrest.

India had acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.
The Jadhav episode could further strain the India-Pakistan ties which were hit after attacks in Pathankot and Uri by Pakistan-based terrorists last year.