Court Awards Death Sentence To Kulbhushan Yadav

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed the death sentence of RAW agent and serving Indian naval officer Commander Sudhir Kulbhushan Yadav. The punishment is awarded to him for his involvement in espionage and terrorism activities against Pakistan.

Kulbhushan Yadav

He was tried through the Field General Court Martial (FGCM) and he was awarded death sentence under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Today COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed death sentence of Indian spy awarded by FGCM, the ISPR said.The Indian RAW agent, naval officer 41558Z Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Yadav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel, was arrested on March 03, 2016 through a counter-intelligence operation from the Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities in Pakistan.

The ISPR said Kulbhushan Yadav was tried by the FGCM under Section 59 of PAA and Section 3 of Official Secret Act of 1923 and he was found guilty of all charges. He confessed before the magistrate and the court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organise espionage/sabotage activities aiming to destabilise and wage war against Pakistan and by impeding the efforts of law enforcement agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi.

The ISPR said the accused was provided a defending officer as per legal provisions. Defence Minister KhawajaAsif said the death sentence of Kulbhushan Yadav should serve as a warning to those engaged in terrorism in Pakistan. The minister made it clear that Yadavs sentencing was according to the law, adding that all constitutional force would be used against those acting against the sovereignty of Pakistan. He said the soldiers and civilians of Pakistan have given sacrifices for this country and their sacrifices demand us to give a befitting reply to terrorists and those who aid and facilitate them.

Courtesy: The News

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