Sartaj Aziz admitted to not having proof against alleged Indian spy, says Pak media
Jadhav, who was reportedly arrested in Balochistan after he entered from Iran, has been accused by Pakistan of planning "subversive activities" in the country
The Pakistani media reported on Wednesday that Sartaj Aziz, Advisor on Foreign Affairs to the Pakistan Prime Minister, admitted that the government was presented with “insufficient evidence” on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is under detention.
“What the dossier contained was not enough. Now it is up to the concerned authorities, how long they take to give us more matter on the agent,” Aziz had said, according to the news reports in Pakistan. "It did not have any conclusive evidence," he was quoted as saying by the Geo TV.
However, hours later, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said the statement attributed to Aziz was “absolutely incorrect”.
Jadhav, who was reportedly arrested in Balochistan after he entered from Iran, has been accused by Pakistan of planning "subversive activities" in the country.
The Balochistan government had charged Jadhav with terrorism, sabotage and violation of its Foreigner Act in a First Information Report filed against him in April. The Counter-Terrorism Department had also lodged a case against him in the provincial capital of Quetta.
Pakistan Army had also released a "confessional video" of Jadhav, who said he was the serving Indian Navy officer. While India did acknowledge his service in the navy it had denied all claims that he was involved with the government in any way.