ISLAMABAD: Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has appealed to Pakistan’s powerful army chief to spare his life, the neighbouring country’s military said on Thursday, more than two months after the former naval officer was sentenced to death on charges of espionage.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, seen here in the ‘confessional’ video, has filed a fresh mercy plea, according to Pakistan army’s media wing ISPR.
Jadhav, 46, filed a mercy petition before army chief General Qamar Bajwa seeking forgiveness for his actions, the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a statement.
“He has requested the chief of army staff to spare his life on compassionate grounds,” it added.
The development comes weeks after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) admitted India’s plea and barred Islamabad from carrying out the sentence on Jadhav till its final order.
India’s external affairs ministry responded to Pakistan’s claim by saying India would pursue Jadhav’s matter in The Hague-based World Court and that “manufactured facts cannot alter the reality.”
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source: Hindustan Times