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Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced as per law, has 40 days to appeal: Sartaj Aziz

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Aziz slammed India’s claim that Jadhav, a former naval officer, was captured in Iran

IANS  |  Islamabad  April 14, 2017 Last Updated at 17:41 IST

on Friday said that alleged Indian spy was sentenced according to the country’s and he has 40 days to file an appeal in the apex court.


Top foreign policy chief also warned India to stop issuing “rhetorical statements” against Islamabad over the issue.


“He was sentenced as per the of the land. He (Jadhav) was involved in subversive activities in Pakistan, and was holding two passports, for which India has no answer,” Aziz said. 


Aziz slammed India’s claim that Jadhav, a former naval officer, was captured in Iran. Aziz, in fact, claimed that Jadhav is a serving Indian naval officer.


“It’s all rhetoric that he was captured in Iran. He has the right to file a review in the Supreme Court and also file a mercy petition to the Army Chief and the President in 40 days,” Aziz added. 


Aziz also said that Indian statements on the issue could lead to diplomatic tensions. “We should respect each others’ sovereignty,” Aziz said. 


India has said if goes ahead with the hanging of Jadhav, it would amount to premeditated murder.

Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced as per law, has 40 days to appeal: Sartaj Aziz

Aziz slammed India’s claim that Jadhav, a former naval officer, was captured in Iran

Aziz slammed India’s claim that Jadhav, a former naval officer, was captured in Iran

on Friday said that alleged Indian spy was sentenced according to the country’s and he has 40 days to file an appeal in the apex court.


Top foreign policy chief also warned India to stop issuing “rhetorical statements” against Islamabad over the issue.


“He was sentenced as per the of the land. He (Jadhav) was involved in subversive activities in Pakistan, and was holding two passports, for which India has no answer,” Aziz said. 


Aziz slammed India’s claim that Jadhav, a former naval officer, was captured in Iran. Aziz, in fact, claimed that Jadhav is a serving Indian naval officer.


“It’s all rhetoric that he was captured in Iran. He has the right to file a review in the Supreme Court and also file a mercy petition to the Army Chief and the President in 40 days,” Aziz added. 


Aziz also said that Indian statements on the issue could lead to diplomatic tensions. “We should respect each others’ sovereignty,” Aziz said. 


India has said if goes ahead with the hanging of Jadhav, it would amount to premeditated murder.


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