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Did alleged Indian 'spy' in Pak blow his cover by speaking in Marathi ?

New Delhi: Kul Bhushan Jadhav, the alleged Indian spy arrested in Pakistan's Baloch province, may have revealed his identity by speaking to his family members in his mother tongue Marathi during a telephonic conversation, reports

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 31, 2016 12:33 IST ]
Kul Bhushan Jadhav
Image Source : PTI Kul Bhushan Jadhav

New Delhi: Kul Bhushan Jadhav, the alleged Indian spy arrested in Pakistan's Baloch province, may have revealed his identity by speaking to his family members in his mother tongue  Marathi during a telephonic conversation, reports Mumbai Mirror.

The report also says his call was ‘intercepted’ by Pak's intelligence agencies thus resulting in blowing his cover.

His passport identifies him as Husain Mubarak Patel; but his mannerisms were reportedly nothing like that of a Muslim Patel.

Patel's passport was apparently issued from Thane Regional Passport Office (RPO) showing his birth place as Sangli, Maharashtra.

"We have tried to establish the veracity of Patel's passport and found that it was not issued from our RPO," Thane police commissioner, Param Bir Singh told Mumbai Mirror.

"No police verification report was ever submitted by Thane police," he added.

Jadhav could have been honey-trapped before his arrest and then subjected to ruthless methods of interrogation and torture to extract information from him over a period of several weeks.

Pakistan on Tuesday released a video claiming that the detained "spy" was a serving Indian naval officer who converted to Islam to "foment terrorism" in Balochistan province and the country's financial capital Karachi.

"Kul Bhoshan Yadav is a serving Indian naval officer whose primary mission was to foment terrorism in Karachi and Balochistan," Pak's military spokesman Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said.

He converted to Islam and worked at Gadani under the cover of a scrap dealer," Bajwa said in a joint press conference with Information Minister Pervez Rashid.

India has categorically rejected the claims made by Pakistan terming the allegations as basless and the video as 'tutored'.

"The video has this individual making statements which have no basis in fact. That the individual claims to make the statements of his own free will not only challenges credulity but clearly indicates tutoring," MEA said.

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