Srinagar: India has moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Pakistan, accusing the latter of violating the Vienna Convention in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav who was handed death sentence by a Pak army Court last month.
In an application filed in the ICJ, India stated that Pakistan has repeatedly denied consular access to Jadhav, a press release issued by The Hague-based ICJ has reportedly said.
India alleged that “it was not informed of Jadhav’s detention until long after his arrest,” and learned about the death sentence through the media.
Maintaining that Jadhav was an officer of the Indian Navy, India claimed that he was kidnapped from Iran where he was carrying out business.
Jadhav was “then shown to have been arrested in Baluchistan” on March 3, 2016, India has claimed according to the ICJ handout.
“Indian authorities were notified of that arrest on March 25, 2016,” India has claimed.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet Wednesday that “senior advocate Harish Salve” is representing India before ICJ in the Jadhav case.
Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, through a in Balochistan Pakistans area for his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan. He was sentenced to death by the Field General Court Martial in April this year.
India had termed the death sentence awarded to Jadhav “an act of premeditated murder.”