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JKNPP chief says he will move Pak SC against Jadhav's death

PTI
Published : Apr 12, 2017, 11:03 am IST
Updated : Apr 12, 2017, 11:06 am IST

The Legal Aid Committee headed by him has advocates in India and Pakistan as its members, said Bhim Singh.

Kulbhushan Jadhav. (Photo: PTI)
 Kulbhushan Jadhav. (Photo: PTI)

Jammu: JKNPP chief Bhim Singh on Wednesday said he will move Pakistan's Supreme Court against the death sentence awarded to former Indian Navy officer Kulbushan Jadhav for "espionage and sabotage activities". 

Singh, who is a senior lawyer of Supreme Court of India, said the Legal Aid Committee headed by him has advocates in India and Pakistan as its members. They have been offering free legal aid to Indian prisoners in Pakistan and Pakistani nationals lodged in Indian jails, he said.

 

"The Legal Aid Committee will move a petition before the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the death sentence given to Jadhav by a military court," Singh, known for filing public interest litigations in the apex court against human rights violation, told reporters here. He hoped the Supreme Court of Pakistan will do justice to Jadhav and said if needed, he will move the International Court of Justice at the Hague, Holland.

Jadhav was handed out a death sentence for his "involvement in espionage and sabotage actives" in restive Balochistan province and Karachi city, Pakistan military's
media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had yesterday said in a statement.

 

Singh said that on the basis of writ petitions filed by him, the Supreme Court has released around 700 prisoners and deported them to Pakistan. The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party is also providing free legal aid to 54 Indian prisoners in Pakistan, he said. He also accused the Election Commission of discriminating
against the people of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

The poll watchdog postponed by-elections to Anantnag seat but polling was conducted in Srinagar, he said, adding that he will urge the apex court to order the cancellation of by-polls to both seats. 

Tags: death sentence, supreme court, espionage case, kulbhushan jadhav
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu