Read full text: Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s alleged confession to Pakistan authorities
In a provocative move, Pakistan’s powerful army chief on Monday approved Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution after a military court sentenced him to death in a secret trial for alleged involvement in “espionage and sabotage activities” in restive Balochistan and Karachi. The death sentence to Jadhav, 46, was confirmed by army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa after the Field General Court Martial (FGCM) found him guilty of “all the charges”, said the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
“The spy was tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded the death sentence. Today Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM,” it said.
According to the army statement, Jadhav, a commander in the Indian Navy, “confessed” before a Magistrate and the court that he was “tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organise espionage/sabotage activities aiming to destabilise and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of Law Enforcement Agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi.”
Full text of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s confession made during a press conference in presence of Pakistani Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and ISPR Dir Gen Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa:
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