Pakistan sentenced Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to death on Monday.
The Field General Court Martial (FGCM) on Monday handed a death sentence to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav after trial for involvement in espionage and sabotage activities in Karachi and Baluchistan. He was arrested on 3rd March, 2016 through a counter-intelligence operation in Baluchistan’s Mashkel area. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said,
The spy was tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded the death sentence. Today Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was provided with a defending officer as per legal provisions. The announcement about Jadhav’s sentence is a strong message to India as well as other foreign intelligence agencies [agents].
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 10, 2017
Upon his arrest, Kulbhushan Jhadav confessed before a magistrate and court that he was tasked by Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to plan, coordinate and organize espionage and sabotage activities in an effort to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan through impeding efforts of restoration of peace in Baluchistan and Karachi. In his confession, Jhadhav also admitted to involvement in terror activities in Baluchistan and Karachi. According to Asim Bajwa the then ISPR head,
His goal was to disrupt development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), with Gwadar port as a special target… This is nothing short of state-sponsored terrorism.. There can be no clearer evidence of Indian interference in Pakistan.
India has repeatedly denied association with Kulbhushan Jadhav since his capture, even after his confession putting RAW and other Indian elements in the crosshairs. This move by Pakistan sends a direct message to those involvement in disrupting peace within Pakistan. While India continues to disown Jadhav, some Indian media has prominently reported that Pakistan awarded death sentence to a former Indian naval officer.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.