July 08, 2020, Pakistan has claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian national who is on death row on charges of spying and terrorist activities and has refused to file a petition for reconsideration of his sentence and conviction and instead wanted to go ahead with the mercy plea.
“He (Kulbhushan Jadhav) preferred to follow up on his pending mercy petition… Pakistan has offered second consular access to him,” said Additional Attorney General Ahmed Irfan while addressing a media conference along with director general South Asia in Islamabad
On June 17, 2020, Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav was invited to file a petition for review and reconsideration of his sentence and conviction. Exercising his legal right, he refused to file a petition for review and reconsideration of his sentence and conviction, the Additional Attorney General added.
As claimed by Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav was “arrested” from Balochistan by Pakistani security forces on March 3, 2016, after he made inroads into the country from Iran.
India has rejected Pakistan’s claim about Kulbhushan Jadhav’s involvement in spying and subversive activities and said he was kidnapped from the Iranian port of Chabahar where he was running a business.
Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court in 2017.