Kulbhushan Jadhav's family confident that Indian government is doing their best for his release

Kulbhushan Jadhav's uncle, retired ACP Subhash Jadhav, said that the family was still confident that Indian government was doing their best to bring Jadhav back.

In an exclusive interview to India Today, Kulbhushan Jadhav's uncle, retired ACP Subhash Jadhav, said that the family was still confident that Indian government was doing their best to bring Jadhav back.

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Naval officer, was awarded capital punishment by a Pakistan military court on Monday.

"The family is going through a very bad phase and the whole world has come down crashing after hearing about the court order. Everything seems to have come to an end," he said.

The Indian government was repeatedly denied consular access to Jadhav after his arrest by Pakistan authorities on March 3 last year. The Pakistan government charged Jadhav for spying in Pakistan and helping Baloch revolutionaries against the government. Pakistan even went on to say that Jadhav was trying the destabilise the Pakistan government and was apprehended following a intelligence input from the border areas of Balochistan and Iran.

On being asked if Jadhav spoke to his family or him before leaving the Navy to join his own business, Subhash Jadhav said, "We cannot speak anything on it, what I have told is sufficient, I cannot comment any further."

Jadhav has forty days time to appeal against the military court order. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on the issue, requesting her to pursue the case aggressively for Jadhav's release.