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Pakistan arrests 3 suspected R&AW spies for targeting CPEC

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India cries foul
11 Apr 2017
  • A Pakistani Military Court on Monday awarded death-sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, for alleged espionage in Pakistan and inciting violence in Balochistan.
  • In a demarche issued by the Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit, India noted that the sentence will be treated as premeditated murder if carried out.
  • India further slammed the court proceedings as farcical, withholding an earlier planned release of Pakistani prisoners on Wednesday.

  • Pakistan arrests 3 suspected R&AW spies for targeting CPEC
    15 Apr 2017
  • Pakistani police have arrested three suspected spies from India's Research and Analysis Wing intelligence agency.
  • Police said the three were allegedly targeting "Chinese engineers, sensitive installations and (the) China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)," the Express Tribune reported.
  • The arrests comes amid simmering India-Pakistan tensions following the death sentence granted to retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistani military court spying charges.

  • Police say suspected spies were in touch with Indian army/R&AW
    Details
  • Police alleged R&AW "assigned them (the 3 suspects) new targets such as the Combined Military Hospital Rawalakot, CPEC projects, Chinese engineers and sensitive installations in Azad Kashmir," a reference to what India calls Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
  • "The terrorists disclosed that Indian army officers and RAW officers Major Ranjeet, Major Sultan, and another officer were in touch with the arrested individuals," police said.

  • Police say suspected spies crossed LoC to meet Indian officers
    Crossed LoC
  • All three men have been charged under Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Act and Explosives Act and will be produced before an anti-terrorism court.
  • Police said they attended several meetings with Indian Army and R&AW officers to discuss possible targets after crossing the Line of Control.
  • The have been accused of orchestrating a bomb blast last year in Abbaspur.



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