ISLAMABAD: “Recently arrested RAW agent Kul Boshan Yadev was tasked to destabilize Pakistan, create unrest, sponsor terrorism and separatism in Balochistan’.
This was stated by Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt. General Asim Saleem Bajwa at a joint news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.
On this occasion a seven-minute video statement of the Indian intelligence operative was also played in which he acknowledged that he was a serving Indian Navy officer working for RAW.
He also confessed to have sponsored many terrorist and subversive activities, links with Baloch separatists and future plans.
The RAW agent said he was directly handled by Indian National Security Advisor, RAW Chief and a Joint Secretary of RAW.
Addressing the press conference, DG ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa said that Pakistan has irrefutable evidence that Kul Boshan Yadav is a serving Indian naval officer and RAW operative.
“It has been established that Yadav is an Indian agent who used to operate a RAW network in Pakistan. There can be no bigger evidence of state-sponsored terrorism by India in Pakistan,” Bajwa stated.
He said that Yadav had planned subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi with the help of Baloch insurgents and sectarian groups. General Bajwa said that Yadav was an active officer of the Indian Navy prior to his joining the intelligence agency RAW. He also served as a scrap dealer and had a jewelry business in Chah Bahar, Iran, after he joined RAW.
“There are reports that he also funded a militant attack on Mehran base and was also aware of killing of CID officer Chaudhry Aslam in Karachi,” he said. Bajwa further said that the Indian naval officer was to help bring 40 to 50 RAW-trained operatives to Pakistan.
Responding to a question, Bajwa said that there has been an exchange of information between the intelligence agencies of Pakistan and Iran.
The DG ISPR further said that five operations were conducted by army troops in Punjab.
Meanwhile, ISPR also released video confessions made by Yadav voluntarily. “Pakistan and Balochistan’s maps were recovered from Yadav’s possession. He used to establish a network of operatives, provide funds, arrange and smuggle people for terrorism in the country,” Bajwa claimed.
The DG ISPR added the Indian spy, who worked under the name Hussain Mubarak Patel, was tasked with carrying out bomb blasts, disrupt the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, plan attacks in Karachi and work against efforts of Balochistan reconciliation.
Meanwhile, federal minister for Information Pervez Rashid said the Indian agent, who was apprehended in the first week of March, will be prosecuted under the law of the land. Last week, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti had revealed the arrest of the RAW officer.