As India and Pakistan clash once again over the authenticity of spying claims and the subsequent death sentence awarded to former naval soldier Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court on Monday, Firstpost tracked three properties that Jadhav is believed to own in Mumbai under the alias Hussein Mubarak Patel.
One of the houses situated in the High Point Cooperative Society, Panvel, and was bought by Jadhav's mother in 1990, a neighbour told Firtspost.
Known by the name Mubarak Patel at least to his neighbours, Jadhav or Patel started coming there only in 2006. His neighbours say he used to come there once in a month and lived alone. They never saw him live with his family.
This revelation from Jadhav or Patel's neighbour has added a new twist to the claims made by Pakistan. Incidentally, Pakistan Army had claimed that he (Jadhav or Patel) was in possession of multiple fake IDs and was operating under the alias of Hussein Mubarak Patel, with an Indian passport of the said name.
He owned at least three properties in Mumbai suburbs, Firstpost has learned. He was learnt to be residing on Delisle Road for a while. He also had a house in Powai, but that was shut for the last one year, ever since Jadhav was jailed in Pakistan.
Though the Government of India never denied that Jadhav was an Indian resident, the claims of his being a spy were refuted. The Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement on Monday where it claimed that Jadhav was "kidnapped in 2016 from Iran and his subsequent presence in Pakistan has never been explained credibly". The MEA also termed Jadhav's sentencing as a case of premeditated murder.
Jadhav was sentenced to death on Monday on charges of spying by a Pakistani military court.
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Updated Date: Apr 10, 2017 19:57:21 IST