14 April 2017

News Story: India says Pakistan denies consular access request to meet convicted spy

NEW DELHI, April 13 (Xinhua) -- The Indian government said Thursday that Pakistan has been denying its requests for consular access to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former navy officer sentenced to death on charges of spying.

The government said it has no information about the whereabouts of Jadhav in Pakistan.

"Kulbhushan Jadhav is a kidnapped innocent Indian, who is a retired officer of Indian navy and we have communicated it to Pakistan a year ago, when it came into our notice that he has been illegally detained there," India's foreign ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay told media.

"So far we had made 13 consular access requests to Pakistan in case of Kulbhushan Jadhav but the requests have been turned down and therefore we don't know where or in what condition he is being held."

According to Baglay, Pakistan has also not shared any details about Jadhav's condition.

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