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Salve charged Re 1 for fighting Jadhav's case at ICJ: Swaraj

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

One of India's top lawyers Harish Salve charged only Re 1 as the fee to fight India's case at the International of Justice against the death penalty given to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military

This was disclosed by External Affairs Minister late last night in response to a tweet by one Sanjeev Goyal, who said could have got any good lawyer with much less fee than what Salve must have charged for fighting the case.

"Not fair. #HarishSalve has charged us Rs. 1/- as his fee for this case (sic)," Swaraj tweeted.

Salve was India's lead attorney at the ICJ hearing the case of Indian national Jadhav.

has petitioned the ICJ, urging that it immediately suspend Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that could execute him even before the hearing at ICJ.

has alleged that Jadhav was an agent of India's external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

has denied that he has any connection with the government.

The ICJ yesterday heard arguments of both India and

On May 8, India moved the ICJ against the death penalty, alleging Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by repeatedly denying it consular access to Jadhav.

India, in its appeal, has asserted that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran, where he was doing business after he retired from the Indian Navy.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 10:22 IST