• Thursday, October 06, 2022

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Pakistani court sentences accused Indian spy to death

Spokesperson for Pakistan Armed Forces Major General Asif Ghafoor, however, termed as “speculation” the reports that the government was planning to amend the Army Act to allow Jadhav the right to file an appeal against his conviction in a civilian court.         

By: Sarwar Alam

A Pakistani military court on Monday sentenced an Indian accused of espionage to death, ratcheting up longstanding tensions between the nuclear-armed states. Pakistani authorities say Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, a naval officer, was arrested in March 2016 in the turbulent province of Baluchistan, which has seen a long-running conflict between Pakistani security forces and a militant separatist movement. The Pakistani military said in a statement he had confessed to being tasked by India‘s intelligence service with planning, coordinating and organising espionage and sabotage activities in Baluchistan “aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan”. The sentence was passed by a Field…

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