Kulbhushan Yadav’s court trial
Kulbhushan Jadhav was subjected to trial for subversive activities in Pakistani southern metropolitan and Balochistan after his arrest on 3rd March 2016. He was tried for espionage in Field General Court Martial where he was given the death penalty. The death sentence was awarded under PAA, Pakistan Army Act Section 3 of OSA, Official Secret Act, passed in 1923. kulbhushan yadav was declared guilty by Court Martial for all charges against him. The allegation was evidenced by Jadhav’s confessions of his association with RAW since 2013 and his subtle plans to destabilize the region by Baloch separatist and sabotage practices.
His trial was conducted in military court owing to his former association with Indian Naval Forces as a Commander.Military alliance in court matters was also important due to a highly sensitive aspect of his convictions including espionage, supporting terrorist as well as separatist groups and sabotage. The total span of the militarily and nationally delicate convicted case of kulbhushan Jadhav was about three months and fifteen days. Following his nerve-wracking trial, Jadhav had to encounter death sentence.
Pakistan Army Chief, Qamar Jawed Bajwa confirmed the result of the trial as death sentence via the ISPR. Furthermore, Jadhav had the privilege to plead against his sentence within forty days period, as stated by Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Defense Minister of Pakistan. His appeal had to be conducted on at least three of the appellate platforms of Pakistani jurisdiction.
Indian officials claim that if kulbhushan Jadhav were a spy agent of RAW and were he be planning of waging war in Pakistan, he would not be caught with an Indian passport with ID Hussein Mubarak Patel as he was a converted Muslim. Sartaj Aziz, top foreign policy chief of Pakistan, denounced the Indian statement of rhetorical premeditated murder. He further interrogated Indians about Jadhav’s possession of two passports for an innocent person could not be having dual IDs.
Contrary to Indian statements, trial of kulbhushan Jadhav had been wholly transparent, as he was entitled to file a mercy plea with Mamnoon Hussein, President Pakistan within a period of 90 days following his sentence. All court proceedings abide proper jurisdiction and reflected justice for both countries.