New Delhi, June 6: India is confirming with Pakistan if a final call was taken on denying consular access to Kulbhushan Jhadav who was arrested in Balochistan on charges of spying.
While a newspaper in Pakistan had reported that Islamabad had decided not to grant consular access, India says there is no official word on it as yet.
It may be recalled that Jhadav had been arrested in March from Balochistan. Pakistan had accused him of attempting to undertake subversive activities. They also said that he was an agent of the Research and Analysis Wing.
However, India denied all charges and said that he was a businessman and being planted by Pakistan. India had also said that he had retired pre-maturely from the navy and since then there was no link with the government.
India had sought from Pakistan consular access to Jhadav. The request had been sent in April, but Pakistan has not responded as yet.
An Indian official said that he had learnt about the report in the Pakistan newspaper where it was said that consular access had been denied. However, we are awaiting an official word on it, the officer also said.