Kulbhushan Jadhav refused to file review petition, says Pakistan
New Delhi, July 08: Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, who is on a death row has refused to file a review petition for reconsideration of his sentence and conviction.
Pakistan's additional attorney general claimed that Jadhav was invited to file a petition for review but he refused and instead decided to go ahead with his pending mercy plea.
"On June 17, 2020, Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav was invited to file a petition for review and reconsideration of his sentence and conviction. Exercising his legal right, he refused to file a petition for review and reconsideration of his conviction," Pakistan Additional Attorney General said in a press conference on Wednesday.
The Pakistani Pakistan Additional Attorney General added that Kulbhushan Jadhav insisted on the mercy petition he filed on April 17, 2017.
Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" after a closed trial in April 2017. His sentencing evoked a sharp reaction in India.