The officers of the Research and Analyses Wing (R&AW or RAW) have yet again exposed the web of lies woven by Pakistan regarding Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Talking to The New Indian Express, top R&AW sources reiterated that Jadhav never worked for the country’s intelligence agency. In fact, the man has no connection with the world of spies.
“An undercover trained operative never travels with original identity documents, as did Jadhav. He is given complete new identity, a new life. All that we have learned about Jadhav’s case goes against the very basic of spycraft. Reports accessed from friendly agencies give unprecedented insight into Pakistan’s drama, and they have inflated it so much that a Pakistani may believe that their spy catchers are right. The truth is he is not our man; a civilian has been subjected to extreme torture by Pakistan,” The New Indian Express quoted sources as saying.
The daily added that some friendly intelligence agencies have shared details with the R&AW that Jadhav was subjected to methods of torture like waterboarding and Parilla-electric shock in Pakistan.
And if Pakistan thinks that it could befool the world by showing Jadhav’s “confession statement”, Islamabad is highly mistaken. Jadhav was given a script to read before a camera, say sources.
“Jadhav’s arrest was shown from Mashkel as if he was hunting for a goldmine in the godforsaken region. ISI tried to weave a perfect spy story because of his background, but many glaring loopholes like his real address in his passport, carrying dual identity and his fabricated adventures inside Pakistan was left for the world to see. The only evidence Pakistan claims to have is Jadhav’s on-camera confession. In intelligence lexicon, we often use a word – strike force. Anyone under such kind of torture would repeat exactly what you want. If Jadhav is freed, he will say the exact opposite,” sources said.’
Pakistan on Monday described Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav as “the face of Indian terror”.
Jadhav is on death row in Pakistan but his case is pending before the International Court of Justice.
Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal on Monday told reporters: “Jadhav is the face of Indian terrorism in Pakistan. He has confessed to killing Aslam Chaudhary. He expressed remorse for taking Pakistani lives. He is a serving naval officer, has confessed to being a R&AW agent.”
Indian has always denied the allegations, saying Jadhav was abducted from Iran where he had gone on a private business trip and then brought to Pakistan.
Earlier, Jadhav’s wife Chetankul and mother Avanti met him for the first time after his detention in March 2016. Jadhav met his wife and mother at the Foreign Office for around 40 minutes but interacted through a glass panel and intercom.