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Rijiju slams Pak for releasing doctored video on arrested man

Slamming Pakistan for making a doctored video of an arrested ex-Indian Navy officer, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that the neighbouring country was cooking up stories to defame India.

Rijiju said that the video released by the Pakistan Army of an arrested ex-Indian Navy officer purportedly “confessing” his “involvement” in terror activities in Balochistan at India’s behest will have no impact on international platforms. “It was a completely doctored video, fake video made by Pakistan. They are just cooking up stories and doctoring videos to defame India,” he said.

The head of Pakistan Army’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt Gen Asim Bajwa and Federal Information Minister Pervez Rashid had released the video in Islamabad on Tuesday, saying Kulbhushan Yadav “confessed” to working for Indian intelligence agency RAW to “foment trouble” in the restive province of Balochistan.

Yadav was arrested recently in Pakistan, which described him as an officer of the Indian Navy, a claim debunked by the government, which said he had no link with the government since his premature retirement from the Navy. Sources said there is no proof that the retired officer, who owns a cargo business in Iran, was arrested in Balochistan as claimed by Pakistan and his abduction from Iran can not be ruled.

Yadav owns a small ship and used to carry cargo from Bandar Abbas and Chabahar ports in Iran and other adjoining areas to various destinations, sources said.
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