India hands over Jadhav's mother petition to Pakistan

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India hands over Jadhav's mother petition to Pakistan

India seems to be inclined towards taking the humanitarian approach to save life of former Indian Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav as on Wednesday the Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad handed over an appeal by his mother against the death sentence and desired to meet him.

During his meeting the Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Bambawale also demanded consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Indian envoy Bambawale later talking to media here said that he had filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary in connection with the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

On whether Jadhav's family could meet him, Basit said it was "too premature" to comment on how the case is going to proceed. Though Jadhav's life got practically chained to Pakistan after being accused of being a part of India's external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India has yet to give up in its efforts to save the ex-officer.

As per the appeal system in Pakistan, a death row convict has to move an appellate court within 40 days of pronouncement of the verdict.

Earlier, Pakistan army released a "confessional video" of Jadhav and claimed that he was arrested from the restive Balochistan province on March 3, last year.

But, India has denied Pakistan's allegation that Jadhav was a spy and alleged that he was kidnapped by the Pakistan authorities.

Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale calls on her in the federal capital.

India also demanded consular access to Mr Jadhav for the 16th time. The appeal was filed under Pakistan Army act section 133 (B) seeking to go to the Court of Appeals.

"The high commissioner was informed that Pakistan has irrefutable evidence of the involvement of Jhadav in hatching conspiracies against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)", the source said. It was second time that Bambawale has met Janjua to seek consular access to Jadhav.

Pakistan's Foreign Office has said judicial process was followed during Jadhav's trial and he was provided a lawyer in accordance with relevant laws and the Constitution. The Pakistani army claimed that Jadhav is a serving officer in the Indian Navy.

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