Kulbhushan Jadhav case: No information on status of petition given by his mother, says MEA
India has no information on the status of appeal or the petition given by the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage, to the Pakistan government.
New Delhi: India has no information on the status of appeal or the petition given by the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage, to the Pakistan government.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said it was up to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to decide the future course in the case. "We have no information on the petition and appeal Jadav's mother had sent. Our high commission has handed over it to the Pakistan government. We do not know the charges against him. We had sought court documents which have not come to us," he said.
On the reports emerging from Pakistan quoting a former Pakistani army officer that Jadhav was arrested from Iran, Baglay said the government has been saying since last year that he had been kidnapped from Iran.
In the absence of the consular access to him, the circumstances of his presence in Pakistan remains unexplained, he added.
On the future course of action in the case, Baglay said, "ICJ matter is sub-judice. We had a great relief last week when the ICJ passed the order for provisional measures. It is up to the court to decide what will be in future... As the court proceedings unfold, we will have to see what facts to submit to ICJ. It is up to the legal team which the government has assembled."
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Six players from visitors' squad test positive for COVID-19, hosts allege breach of protocol
The squad's "exemption to train while in managed isolation has been put on hold until investigations have been completed", the governing body said, adding that the six positive players would be moved into strict quarantine.
England will play two Twenty20 internationals in Karachi on 14 and 15 October in their first visit to Pakistan since 2005.
The 53-man Pakistan squad will undergo further tests on Monday and in the meantime they remain confined to their rooms after permission to train while in isolation was revoked by New Zealand authorities.