Who is Kulbhushan Jadhav, the man Pakistan framed
It was provocation at its best when Pakistan decided that it would hang an alleged Indian spy, Kulbhushan Jadhav. India has cried foul and even pointed out that at the time of his arrest, no consular access was granted. Not granting consular access itself is something suspicious, India had said.
Who is Jadhav and why has his case made headline today. He is an Indian citizen recognised by the government as a former naval officer. He was arrested by Pakistan on charges of espionage. Pakistan says that he was arrested near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Balochistan. India however says that he was abducted from Iran by Pakistan.
Pakistan accused him of being an undercover agent working for the Research and Analysis Wing. He was also accused of promoting sectarian violence in Balochistan.
An product of the NDA:
- He joined the Indian National Defence Academy in the year 1987 and in 1991 he joined the Indian Navy. As per the video confession which India has said was doctored, Jadhav says he went undercover after the Parliament attack in 2001.
- He says that he went undercover as Hussain Mubarak Patel to gather information for India.
- As per the files in India, he took retirement from the Navy and became a businessman. He was in Iran for business, India also says. His family says that he was a victim of conspiracy.
- Kulbhushan's father Sudhir Jadhav retired as an Assistant Commissioner of Police in Mumbai and his uncle Subhash Jadhav was in charge of Bandra police station in 2002.