Pak military court rejects mercy petition of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Army chief says they are analyzing evidence 

July 16, 2017, 5:49 pm
Pak military court rejects mercy petition of Kulbhushan Jadhav,  Army chief says they are analyzing evidence 
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Pak military court rejects mercy petition of Kulbhushan Jadhav,  Army chief says they are analyzing evidence 

Pak military court rejects mercy petition of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Army chief says they are analyzing evidence 

A military court in Pakistan has rejected the mercy petition of Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death by a military court.

The decision now rests with the Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is analyzing the "evidence" against him, said ISPR, the media wing of the Pak army. The mercy petition was filed before Gen Bajwa last month, said ISPR in a statement issued on 22 June.

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April for his alleged involvement in espionage and terrorist activities. The International Court of Justice in The Hague in May halted his execution on India's appeal.

Pakistan claims that Jadhav was arrested from the restive Balochistan province on 3 March last year.

India said the former Navy officer was kidnapped from Iran, where he was conducting a business.