Indian ‘spy’ slapped with terrorism, sabotage charges in Pak



Karachi, April 12: An alleged Indian ‘spy’ arrested in Pakistan has been charged with terrorism and sabotage in an FIR filed against him by the provincial Balochistan government, a media report said on Tuesday.

Kulbhushan Jadhav was reportedly arrested in Balochistan after he entered from Iran and was accused by Pakistan of planning “subversive activities” in the country.

Counter Terrorism Department, Quetta, has lodged a case against Indian “spy” Jadhav, the News International reported. The Counter Terrorism Department lodged the case in provincial capital of Quetta, the report said without specifying on what date was the First Information Report (FIR) registered.

The alleged “RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent” was arrested last month form Chaman area of Balochistan which lies near the border with Afghanistan.

The case against him has been registered on the complaint of the provincial home department on the directives of the federal government, the report said quoting police sources.

Terrorism, foreign act violation and sabotage charges have been included in the FIR, the sources said. If convicted, he could be sentenced to death under the various charges.

Pakistan Army had also released a “confessional video” of Jadhav, who said he was a serving Indian Navy officer. India has acknowledged Jadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer, but denied the allegation that he was in any way connected to the government.

Pakistan last week said it was still considering India’s request for consular access to Jadhav and the issue would be considered under bilateral agreement on such matters.