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PIL filed in HC seeking response from Centre over Kulbhushan Jadhav's release

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A (PIL) has been filed in the High seeking response from the Centre on exploring remedies via International of Justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav's release.

The petitioner Rahul Sharma sought the intervention of on the issue of release of Jadhav and also requested it to sought response from the Centre on the possibility of seeking legal remedies through International of Justice for Jadhav's release.

The Army has ruled out any consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, saying he is not eligible for it as per the laws.

"Kulbhushan is not eligible for consular access nor will be granted consular access," said Armed Forces spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor.

He alleged that Jadhav, caught on anti-state activities, was trialed under martial.

"This was purely an act by the Army to which the Army as an institution said we will not compromise on his sentence," he said.

The Army had earlier said there will be 'no compromise' on the issue of death sentence awarded to Jadhav.

Jadhav was awarded death penalty on April 10 in an unprecedented decision that triggered diplomatic spat between the two hostile neighbours.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had earlier warned Islamabad that it risked damaging bilateral ties with New if it went ahead with the execution of Jadhav.

Jadhav was arrested in March last year in the restive Balochistan province and accused of being a Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) agent.

India has, however, so far categorically denied such charges.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 12:09 IST
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