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Indian plea to free Kalbhusan rejected; ICJ orders counselor access to Yadev

HAGUE:  (DNA) – Indian plea to free Kalbhusan has rejected by The International Court of Justice (ICJ) and orders counselor access to Yadev.Commander Jadhav — an Indian Navy officer was working for Indian covert agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) — was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan after he entered into Pakistan from Iran.Jadhav was tried in a military court which sentenced him to death for espionage and subversive activities.

In a reaction to the move, Pakistan’s relations with neighbouring India tensed, and New Delhi approached the ICJ to hear the case.

On May 18, 2017, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Jadhav until a final decision was made in the proceedings.