Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Timeline of how 'spy' got death in Pakistan

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Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Timeline of how 'spy' got death in Pakistan
Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Timeline of how 'spy' got death in Pakistan

New Delhi : The Pakistani military on Monday said that Indian "spy" Kulbhushan Jadhav, arrested in Balochistan in March 2016, had been sentenced to death. India has acknowledged Jadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer, but denied that he was in any way connected to the government.

Jadhav, 46, was tried though Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under section 59 of Pakistan Army Act (PAA) 1952 and Section 3 of official Secret Act of 1923 and awarded death sentence. 

Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested reportedly from Balochistan after he entered from Iran. He was accused by Pakistan of being a "R&AW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent” and planning "subversive activities" in the country. 

Government of Pakistan states that he is a serving commander-ranked officer in the Indian Navy who was involved in subversive activities inside Pakistan, and was arrested during a counter-intelligence operation in Balochistan.

The Court Martial found Jadhav guilty of all the charges, the ISPR said.

"He confessed before a Magistrate and the court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organise espionage, sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of law enforcement agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi," the ISRP said.

Here is a timeline of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case:

March 3, 2016: According to the government of Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested over illegal entry into Pakistan via Iran. He was arrested near the border region of Chaman.

March, 2016: Pakistan Government releases a video of Kulbhushan Jadhav purportedly confessing of being an Indian spy.

April, 2016: Kulbhushan Jadhav charged with terrorism and sabotage in an FIR filed against him by the provincial Balochistan government.

December 2016: Pakistan Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz tells the Pakistan Senate that there is not enough evidence against Jadhav.

March, 2017: Aziz retracts his previous statement on insufficient evidence on Jadhav. He addresses the Pakistan senate, says Jadhav will not be extradited to India under any circumstances.

April 10, 2017: Jadhav sentenced to death in a secret trial.ISPR issues official statement on Jadhav’s death sentence.