India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has summoned Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Ajay Bisaria to hold consultations over the matter of family reunion of spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Bisaria will leave Islamabad for New Delhi.
India has alleged that Jadhav’s family was harassed while they were visiting him in Pakistan.
Swaraj claimed that the visit was used by Pakistan for propaganda purposes.
On December 25, Jadhav’s mother and wife met him at the Pakistani Foreign Office in Islamabad. The meeting was allowed by Pakistan on humanitarian grounds.
Jadhav confessed to his role as an Indian spy and terrorist during the meeting with his family, according to reports in the Indian media.
During the meeting with his mother Avanti and wife Chetna on December 25 in Islamabad, Jadhav admitted he was an Indian spy and had engineered a spate of terror attacks on Pakistani soil.
The meeting lasted almost 40 minutes, the Pakistan Foreign Office said. Indian diplomats, including Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh, accompanied Jadhav’s family and were present during the meeting, which was conducted in a specially prepared room via an intercom through a glass partition.
Comprehensive security check was necessary, FM Asif on Jadhav’s family meeting
Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif categorically rejected all Indian allegations regarding Jadhav’s meeting with his family, saying that a comprehensive security check was necessary, which was earlier agreed upon by both the sides through diplomatic channels.
He said the visitors were treated with dignity and respect, adding that the change of clothes and removal of jewelry were entirely for security reasons.
“The visitors changed into their own clothes after the meeting. All their belongings were returned to them before they left. The wife’s shoes were retained as they did not clear the security check. A metal chip has been found in one of the shoes, which is being analysed,” said the statement.