Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother meet Sushma Swaraj

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar were also present at the meeting. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 26, 2017, 07.00 AM (IST)

The mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav on Tuesday met External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj at her residence in New Delhi. 

The meeting took place a day after the two officially went to Pakistan to meet their son and husband respectively.  

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Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar were also present at the meeting.

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Jadhav, the Indian national sentenced to death in Pakistan, was allowed to meet his family, from behind a glass barrier at the Pakistan foreign ministry in Islamabad.

It was Jadhav's first meeting with his family, more than a year after he was arrested by the Pakistani Army over alleged espionage and spying activities in March last year.

Mother Avanti and wife Chetankul Jadhav were accompanied to the ministry by Indian deputy high Commissioner JP Singh and three Indian foreign ministry officials. 

Only Jadhav’s family was allowed into the room where he was sitting, while Singh and other officials monitored the meeting from outside the room.

The meeting lasted for 40 minutes.