Kulbhushan Jadhav Files Mercy Petition Against Death Sentence

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Islamabad: The Pakistan army on Thursday announced that an alleged Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, awaiting death sentence in its country, has filed a mercy petition before its chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

In a statement, the ISPR has claimed that Jadhav has admitted to his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan and expressed remorse at the resultant loss of many precious innocent lives and extensive damage to property due to his actions.

The statement also claimed that Jadhav is seeking forgiveness for his actions and he has requested the Chief of Army Staff to spare his life on compassionate grounds.

Jadhav had earlier filed an appeal to the Military Appellate Court, which was rejected.
Jadhav had been sentenced to death by a military court in April this year for espionage and terrorism. International Court of Justice in May halted the execution on India’s appeal.