Pakistan to submit fresh dossier to UN with more 'evidence' against Kulbhushan Jadhav
Amid the row over death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan has prepared a new dossier to be submitted to the United Nations, reportedly containing more 'evidence' against the alleged Indian 'spy'.
The new dossier about alleged "militant activities" of Jadhav is based on his 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, media reports said.
The document contains the attested report of Court Martial General, as well as the court proceedings timeline, The Nation reported.
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 documents will also contain details of arrests and raids done by Pakistan security agencies on Jadhav's tip-offs.
"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.
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.
akistan had in January handed over a dossier on India's alleged "interference" in the country to new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and asked the world body to play a role in "restraining" India from such activities.
In the covering letter sent with the dossier, Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had claimed that the arrest of "Indian RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav from Balochistan and his confessional statement admitting involvement in activities aimed at destabilising Pakistan, and support to terrorist elements vindicated Pakistan's long-standing position about India's involvement in such activities."
Meanwhile, India has called off the Indo-Pak maritime security dialogue it was to host next week.
A delegation of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) was to visit New Delhi on April 16-19 to discuss issues related to fishermen of both the countries, who are arrested for trespassing, and search and rescue operations with the Indian Coast Guard.
Coast Guard sources said the Ministry of Defence has not given clearance for the delegation's visit.
Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh on Saturday said the government was taking all measures to gain consular access to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav despite Pakistan denying it "13 times".
"Pakistan government has denied consular access to Jadhav despite India trying for 13 times. We are trying everything to get access to Jadhav," he said talking to reporters.
India had on Friday said it would appeal against the death sentence 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.