New Delhi: The row over the meeting between Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and his family is continuously hit the headlines as Pakistan has claimed on Wednesday that there was something metallic in the shoes of Jadhav’s wife Chetna. Now on Thursday, a media report suggests that Islamabad will share the details of shoes with India after the report of forensic examination arrives.
The report further quoted senior officials at the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as saying, “We are waiting for the report. Once it arrives, we will let India know.” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal said, “It will be with us soon. The report does take time (to be finalized). We are waiting for it.”
Notably, the Pakistani authorities sent the shoes of Chetankul Jadhav for forensic examination to confirm the nature of the suspected presence of a “metal” object. According to the reports, Islamabad government claims that the metal object could likely be a SIM, a camera or a chip, aimed at the recording the conversation between the family meeting.
However by anticipating the allegation, the Indian foreign ministry in a statement warned on Tuesday, “For some inexplicable reason, despite her repeated requests, the shoes of the wife of Shri Jadhav were not returned to her after the meeting. We would caution against any mischievous intent in this regard.”
Chetankul Jadhav was asked to remove the shoes and use another pair as she went in the Foreign Office to meet her husband Kulbushan Jadhav. Faisal said that the shoes were kept for inspection on security grounds, while all other belongings, including jewellery, were returned.
Notably, after the meeting India had said in a statement that the Pakistani government not allowed them to communicate in Marathi and the women were made to change their attire. The Indian deputy high commissioner accompanying them was barred from listening to the conversation and was allowed to observe the meeting only after he protested and the media was allowed to harass the women.