Corroborating India’s claim, a retired Pakistani Army officer, Lieutenant General Amjad Shoaib, who is also a former ISI official, has said that former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested from Iran and not Pakistan, according to an India Today report. India has maintained that Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested by Pakistani agencies from Chabahar in Iran. Pakistan officially claims that Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan Province of Pakistan on March 3 last year.
India had approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Jadhav after a Pakistani army court tried Jadhav in secret and sentenced him to death. Pakistan has accused Jadhav of espionage and subversive activities against the Islamic state, according to the Indian Express. The International Court of Justice had put a stay on Jadhav’s execution last week.
India had approached the International Court of Justice claiming that Jadhav’s basic rights were denied to him during the trial. India had requested Pakistan to give consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav 16 times. India’s request for consular access has not been granted by the neighbouring country, as reported earlier in the Indian Express.
The retired Indian Navy officer has been in Pakistan’s custody for more than a year.
Pakistan had last week arrested Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, an Indian citizen from their capital city Islamabad last week. Ahmed was arrested after he was unable to show any travel or visa documents. Ahmed a resident of Jogeshwari East in Mumbai, was arrested under the Foreigners Act 1946 and has been sent to judicial remand, according to an Indian Express report.