ISLAMABAD: Indian secret service agent, Kulbhushan Yadav, has been awarded death sentence today, Pakistan Army’s public affairs department said on Monday.
According to the statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian RAW Agent 1 Naval ofﬁcer 415582 Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016 through a Counter Intelligence Operation from Mashkel, Balochistan, for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.
The spy has been tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded death sentence, the statement said.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 10, 2017
Today Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has conﬁrmed his death sentence awarded by FGCM.
RAW agent Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was tried by FGCM under section 59 of Pakistan Army Act (PAA) 1952 and Section 3 of ofﬁcial Secret Act of 1923, it stated.
The ISPR said FGCM found Kulbhushan Sudhir Yadhav guilty of all the charges. He confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage / sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of Law Enforcement Agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi.
The accused was provided with defending ofﬁcer as per legal provisions, it added. –SAMAA