Islamabad, June 22: Convicted Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage, has made a mercy petition before army chief General Qamar Bajwa, seeking forgiveness for his actions, The Express Tribune reported on Tuesday.
“He has requested the Chief of Army Staff to spare his life on compassionate grounds,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Thursday.
According to the military’s media wing, Jadhav in his latest plea has once again admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan, and expressed remorse at the resultant loss of innocent lives and extensive damage to property due to his actions.
The serving Indian naval officer had earlier appealed to the Military Appellate Court which was rejected.
Under the law, if this petition is rejected, he is eligible to appeal for clemency to the president as well.
The ISPR also released Jadhav’s second confessional video. “The world should know what India has done and continues to do against Pakistan,” it said
(The featured picture shows the alleged Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav in custody in Pakistan)