Pak turns down India’s request for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav: Reports

  • PTI, Islamabad
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2016 21:24 IST
Pakistani Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa (L) speaks with media representatives as he gives details of arrested man Kulbhushan Jadhav (R on screen), who is suspected of being an Indian spy, during a press conference in Islamabad on March 29, 2016. (AFP)

Pakistan has turned down India’s request for consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav, who has been arrested by Pakistani agencies claiming he was a RAW spy, media reports said on Saturday.

“After due consideration, it has been decided not to grant consular access to Jadhav,” a top security source was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

The source said the decision was taken due to Jadhav’s involvement in “subversive activities” in Pakistan.

The Pakistani security forces had arrested Jadhav from Balochistan in March and alleged that he was “a serving officer in the Indian Navy and deputed to the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).”

Jadhav has been accused by Pakistan of planning “subversive activities” in the country.

India has acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.

“The individual has no link with government since his premature retirement from Indian Navy,” the external affairs ministry had said in a statement.

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