India has sought consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav at least 13 times which has not been granted by Pakistan, despite Pak sentencing him to death only days back. BJP MP and former Home Secretary raised doubts on whether Jadhav has already been killed and the ‘death sentencing’ is a cover-up.
RK Singh said ” Pakistan must have tortured and murdered Kulbhushan Jadhav and now Pakistan is making all this trial story to cover its sham. If not, then Pakistan must give us consular access.”
“It is a possibility that Kulbhushan Jadhav is no more” he added.
Raising concerns on the current well-being of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Singh has demanded that the Indian government again ask Pakistan for consular access to “ensure he (Kulbhushan Jadhav) is fine”.
“I am concerned. We should immediately seek Kulbhushan’s consular access,” RK Singh said.
As the Pakistan military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) media has already announced the death sentence on Jadhav, “Tomorrow Pakistan might announce that they have executed the capital punishment and hung him (Kulbhushan Jadhav)” said Singh.
Former Indian navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death on allegations of espionage by Pakistan on Monday, triggering a flurry of responses from India. All political parties have come together in their goal to get justice for Jadhav .
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj warned Pakistan of dire consequences on bilateral relations between the two nations if the Jadhav issue was not resolved, while Home Minister Rajnath Singh promised that everything possible will be done to save Jadhav. Congress and other opposition parties meanwhile have slammed PM Narendra Modi’s silence on the Jadhav issue.