Where is Kulbhushan Jadhav even as Pak prepares to submit dossier?
| Updated: Jan 01, 2017 21:41 IST
New Delhi [India], Jan. 01 (ANI): Despite Pakistan's repeated claims that Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian spy and has been booked for terrorism, the suspect has never been produced before any magistrate. Even though the Pakistan Government released a video confession of Jadhav in which he is shown accepting that he had been assigned by the RAW to promote unrest in Balochistan and Karachi and had been working with the Baloch student organisations and insurgents and terrorist groups for the same. Still, no media has ever seen him nor has he been granted consular access despite repeated calls from India. According to reports, India issued a total of six note verbales to the Pakistan Foreign Ministry last year for consular access to alleged Jadhav. A note verbale is an unsigned diplomatic communication, which is less formal than a letter of protest but is used to forcefully remind the receiving nation of its diplomatic obligations. While Pakistan claims that Jadhav is a Commander-rank officer with the Indian Navy, New Delhi maintains that he retired from the Navy in 2002 and had nothing to do with the Indian Government when he was arrested allegedly from Balochistan. Pakistan will tomorrow present to the United Nations a report on Jadhav and evidence of attempted violation of maritime boundary by an Indian submarine. This comes just weeks after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said earlier in December that the dossier on Jadhav contained just statements, adding that additional evidence was yet to be collected. However, no one not even any media person has seen Jadhav personally even as they are briefed about him regularly. (ANI)