Indian spy caught in Pakistan given death sentence

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A military court in Pakistan has sentenced an Indian spy agent to death for carrying out espionage and sabotage activities in Balochistan and Karachi, news reports have revealed.

It was reported on Monday that Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentence to Kulbhushan Yadav under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA).

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, Kulbhusan Sundir Yadav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016, through a Counter-Intelligence Operation from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in espionage and sabotage actives in Pakistan.

Yadav was believed to be an on-duty officer for the Indian Navy and confessed his crimes in a recorded video statement televised by the ISPR last year following his arrest.

“The spy has been tried through Field General Court martial (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded death sentence. Today COAS, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentence awarded by FGCM,” the statement said.

“RAW agent Commander Kulbushan Sundir Jadhav was tired under GGCM under section 59 of Pakistan Army Act (PAA) 1952 and Section 3 of official Secret Act of 1923. The FGCM found Yadhav guilty of all charges”.

“He confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAQ to plan, coordinate and organize espionage/sabotage activities aiming to destablise and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of Law Enforcement Agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi,” said the press release.

The accused was provided with a defending officer as per legal provisions, the ISPR added.

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