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Congress says supports govt stand on Jadhav

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today said it stood with the on Kulbhushan Jadhav's sentencing by and there can be no politics on it as the judicial process adopted by the neighbouring country lacks credibility.

"We all are on the same page as the judicial process that has adopted for sentencing Mr Jadhav lacks any credibility, lacks any legitimacy. This is something on which there can be no political brownie point-scoring," spokesperson said.

He said the fact that has demanded consular access 14 times and it has been rejected as many times indicated that the procedure adopted by lacked credibility and legitimacy.

"It has been said in the and the that in the matter of Kulbhushan Jadhav there can be no politics. We believe that the whole judicial proceedings under which he has been sentenced in Pakistan do not inspire any confidence, do not have any credibility. Consular access has been denied 14 times," he said.

The leader said stood together on the issue.

A Pakistani military tribunal had on April 10 sentenced Jadhav, a former Indian naval officer, to death in a secret trial for alleged involvement in "espionage and sabotage activities" in restive Balochistan and Karachi.

According to the Vienna Convention, the state which detains a national of another country must allow consular officers of the other country to access the detainee.

had yesterday said it would appeal against the death sentence and demanded from Pakistan a certified copy of the charge-sheet as well as the army court order in the case, besides seeking consular access to the retired Indian navy officer.

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First Published: Sat, April 15 2017. 20:57 IST