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Kulbhushan Jadhav's mercy petition to be judged on merit: Pakistan army

Jadhav filed a mercy petition before Pak army's COAS after the Military Court rejected his appeal

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

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Kulbhushan Jadhav. File photo

chief General is "analysing" the evidence against Indian Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court, and will decide his appeal on merit, the Army said here today.

Jadhav filed a mercy petition before Gen Bajwa last month, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued on June 22. The statement said the former officer had filed the petition after the Military Appellate Court rejected his appeal.


spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters today that Gen Bajwa was "analysing the evidence against Jadhav. The Army chief will decide on Jadhav's appeal on merit."


Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April for his alleged involvement in espionage and terrorist activities. The International Court of Justice in The Hague in May halted his execution on India's appeal.


Pakistan claims to have arrested Jadhav from Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran. However, India maintains that he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 17:33 IST
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