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Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing: ICJ to pronounce verdict on Thursday

India had taken the case to the world court on May 8

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kulbhushan Jadhav
File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage'

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will pronounce its verdict on the case tomorrow, three days after it heard arguments presented by and

According to government sources, the international court will give its verdict around 3.30 pm (IST) tomorrow.

During its submission, had demanded the immediate suspension of Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that could execute him even before the hearing at the was over.

India's forceful submission was made as the began hearing the case of the 46-year-old former Navy officer, who was arrested on March 3 last year and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities.

The Jadhav case was taken to the world court on May 8 by India, which accused of violating the Vienna Convention and conducting a "farcical trial" for convicting Jadhav without a "shred of evidence".

On its part, told the that Vienna Convention provisions on consular access were not intended for a "spy" involved in terror activities and charged with using the world body as a stage for "political theatre" in the Jadhav case.

The two neighbours last had a face-off at the 18 years ago when Islamabad sought its intervention over the shooting down of its naval aircraft.

First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 18:34 IST