Kulbhushan Jadhav confessional video: Within hours of Pakistan revealing a second confessional video that, India reacted and said that the move has brought out lack of transparency and ‘farcical nature of proceedings’ against Kulbhushan Jadhav. It added that ‘manufactured facts cannot alter the reality.’ Putting things in perspective, India added that, “We expect Pakistan to desist from attempting to influence the International Court of Justice (ICJ) proceedings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case through false propaganda.” Junking Pakistani claims, India added, “The details and circumstances of alleged mercy petition by Jadhav are not clear and even the facts of its existence are doubtful.” Indicating its resolve not to abandon its citizen who is under the death sentence in Pakistan, India said, “We are determined to pursue the matter in ICJ and are confident that justice will be done in Jadhav case.”
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Earlier in the day, Jadhav, who has been accused of spying and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on Thursday filed a mercy plea before its COAS, according to the military officials there. ANI said that ISPR claimed that Jadhav filed a mercy petition before the Pakistan Army chief and sought forgiveness for his espionage, terrorist and subversive activities. The official spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces Major General Asif Ghafoor on his Twitter account posted: “Indian Spy Kulbhushan files mercy petition to COAS seeking forgiveness for his espionage, terrorist & subversive activities.” In another tweet he added, “His mercy petition to Mil Appellate Court was already rejected.” He also posted a video on Facebook with the caption, ‘Second confessional video.’ Ghafoor also released the petition allegedly filed by Jadhav.
FinancialExpress.com could not independently verify the veracity of the video.