The Pakistan's army on Monday ruled out consular access to former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, days after India had made a strong case for access to the Indian prisoner now on death row.
Major General Ghafoor said Jadhav's death sentence process will move ahead as per the law, adding it will go in the applet court and the army shall wait for the verdict. Pakistan has denied India's request for consular access to Mr Jadhav over a dozen times over the course of one year.
The new dossier is based on Mr Jadhav's early testimonial and statements given in front of the Field General Court Martial, reports said.
Amid prevailing tension between India and Pakistan over the death sentence to the alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, reports suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. "This was purely an act by the Army to which the Army as an institution said we will not compromise on his sentence", he said.
The spokesman said the convict can also file an appeal to the Supreme Court and the president of Pakistan.
The Pakistan Army had also released a "confessional video" of Mr Jadhav after his arrest.
"We have sought from the Foreign Ministry (of Pakistan) a certified copy of the charge-sheet as well as the judgment in the death sentence of Jadhav, but there is no response yet from Pakistan's side", MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay told reporters.
Pakistan claims its security forces had arrested Jadhav from the restive Balochistan province on March 3 previous year after he reportedly entered from Iran. "He (Jadhav) was involved in subversive activities in Pakistan, and was holding two passports, for which India has no answer".