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Govt.'s responsibility to bring back Kulbhushan Jadhav: Allahabad HC

ANI  |  Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Expressing displeasure over death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav by the military court, the High on Monday asked the Centre about the steps taken by it to ensure his release.

"It is the government's moral and constitutional responsibility to bring back Kulbhushan Jadhav," the High Court's bench observed while hearing a PIL.

A military in had earlier last week found Jadhav guilty on two counts of espionage and sentenced him to death.

He was arrested in March last year for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan, according to a statement released by the armed forces.

has strongly objected to the sentencing, saying consular officials were denied access to Jadhav during his trial.

External Affairs Minister had earlier issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying that should be wary of taking such an extreme step as it could result in damaging the bilateral relations between the already hostile neighbours and vowed to go out of the way to save Jadhav amid an outrage in

Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale had on Friday asked Pakistan to provide a copy of the chargesheet and the judgment given against Jadhav while strongly raising this issue.

The Indian side also conveyed that it would appeal the order and is studying the Pakistan Army Act for the same.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 17:42 IST