Kulbhushan Jadhav issue: ‘File habeas corpus plea in Pakistan’

Updated - April 14, 2017 10:37 pm IST

Published - April 14, 2017 10:35 pm IST - New Delhi

Major General (retd.) G.D. Bakshi. File

Major General (retd.) G.D. Bakshi. File

Major General G.D. Bakshi (retd.) on Friday urged the government to file a habeas corpus plea in Pakistan courts to find out if Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death in the neighbouring country on the charges of spying, is still alive.

The veteran expressed apprehension that Mr. Jadhav might have already been killed by Pakistan through “insane torture” and the country was trying to cover up the “judicial murder.”

“He was kidnapped, taken to Balochistan and tortured insanely to make him confess to all sorts of things which he did not do,” Maj. Gen. Bakshi told a two-day convention on Nationalism and Patriotism organised by Veterans India.

“We suspect Jadhav was tortured to death and the so-called trial is a move to cover up the murder,” he said. Our lawyers should move Pakistani courts and make them produce Jadhav before a court, he added.

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