Islamabad, Apr 14: Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale on Friday met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in connection with the case of retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been given death sentence by an army court.
Told Pak FS that we asked in written for Kulbhushan Jadhav's consular access 13 times in the recent months but to no avail: Gautam Bambawale pic.twitter.com/FGEh83w4i5— ANI (@ANI_news) April 14, 2017
During the meet, Bambawale sought consular access and demanded the chargesheet copy for the 14th time, since the news of his arrest was out as earlier requests were rejected by Pakistan.
As per ANI reports, the ministry of External Affairs said that the Pakistan Foreign Secretary has denied the consular access to India while asserting that Jadhav's matter is case of espionage. However, the high court has said that consular access must be granted under international law.
Meanwhile, Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaz Aziz has questioned possession of two passports by Jadhav. "Why would an innocent person possess two passports, one with Hindu&other a Muslim name?" news agency ANI quoted Aziz as saying.
Jadhav was arrested in March last year for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.