India summons Basit, says Hanging Jadhav will be premeditated murder


New Delhi, April 10: India on Monday opposed the Pakistan’s trial of an Indian Kulbhushan Jadhav as a spy and said if Islamic state carries out a death penalty it will be “a case of premeditated murder.”

Foreign Secy summoned Pakistan High Commission Abdul Basit and issued a demarche saying proceedings that led to sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav are farcical.

MEA in demarche to Pak also noted out that, “our High Commission was not even informed that Kulbhushan Jadhav was being brought to trial.” 

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An official statement said the sentence against Jadhav, who Islamabad says was an Indian intelligence agent, was “awarded without observing basic norms of law and justice”.

If the sentence “is carried out, the government and people of India will regard it as a case of premeditated murder”, it said.

The Pakistani military announced earlier that Jadhav had been sentenced to death for waging war against Pakistan.

Reacting on the news, AS Dulat, former RAW Chief on Kulbhushan Jadhav said: Anything is possible in Pak, after all they’ve hanged one of their Prime Ministers in past.

Wefornews Bureau

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