Pakistan on Friday offered to arrange a meeting between Kubhushan Jadhav, an Indian national sentenced to death by a military court for alleged involvement in espionage, and his wife on humanitarian grounds.
The Foreign Office statement referred to Jadhav as a serving naval commander who used the alias ‘Hussain Mubarak Patel’ and worked with India RAW spy agency. It said he was apprehended by law enforcement agencies on March 3 after he “illegally crossed over into Pakistan”.
The Pakistan Army said last month it is close to a decision on the mercy petition submitted by Jadhav. The army chief had earlier confirmed Jadhav’s death sentence after a court martial found him “guilty of all charges”.