Access to Jadhav: India goes slow in ‘spy’ case after Tehran launches probe

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INDIA HAS slowed down efforts to secure consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is being held in Pakistan on charges of being a spy, with Iran bringing the former Naval officer’s business operations in Chabahar port under the scanner, according to highly placed sources.

Iranian investigators are probing whether Jadhav’s mechanised dhow Kaminda may have been used — with or without his knowledge — to run trafficking operations, involving oil, guns, drugs and people, across the Indian Ocean rim, said sources.