Pakistan on Wednesday denied reports that its Foreign Affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz had informed the Senate about the lack of evidence against alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav (pictured above). Pakistani media as well as PTI had earlier reported that Aziz had said the dossier on Jhadav only contained “statements about his involvement in terror activities in Pakistan”.
However, Pakistan later released a statement denying the reports, which the government called “absolutely incorrect”. “There is irrefutable proof against Kulbhushan Yadav who had also made a public confession in March this year,” the statement said.
“What the dossier contained was not enough. Now it is up to the concerned authorities, how long they take to give us more matter on the agent,” Aziz had said, according to the news agency. Pakistan had claimed that Jadhav is a spy associated with India’s Research and Analysis Wing, and had accused him of planning “subversive activities”. He was arrested in March from Balochistan province’s Chaman area – located close to the Afghan border – after he entered the country from Iran.
The Balochistan government had charged Jadhav with terrorism, sabotage and violation of its Foreigner Act in a First Information Report filed against him in April. The Counter-Terrorism Department had also lodged a case against him in the provincial capital of Quetta.
After his arrest, the Pakistani Army had released what they claimed was a “confessional video”. While India had admitted that he was a retired Indian Navy officer, it had denied all claims that he was involved with the government in any way.