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Amid Jadhav Outrage, Kin of Chandu Chavan Reveal Pak's Torture Techniques

On Tuesday, a member of Chavan’s family told CNN News18: “We received a call from Kulbhushan Jadhav's family after Chandu came back.

Aritra Hazra | CNN-News18

Updated:April 11, 2017, 2:48 PM IST
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Mumbai: Amid the outrage over the death sentence to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan’s inhuman treatment of another Indian, soldier Chandu Chavan, has come to light.

Chavan had on September 29 last year inadvertently crossed over to the other side of the LoC following which Pakistan had been informed by the DGMO on the hotline. Soon after the news broke, Chavan’s grandmother Lila Chindha Patil died of shock. Chavan was returned to India on January 21.

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On Tuesday, a member of Chavan’s family told CNN News18: “We received a call from Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family after Chandu came back. They were clueless about his location and condition. The way Kulbhushan’s video has been made, Chandu was also tortured and then a Pakistani army official used to ask him to say the exact sentences in front of the camera,” the member said.

“Chandu used to be drugged and tortured, to an extent that he went numb. He just used to ask for death as he never uttered a word about the details he had with him.”

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“The Pakistani army uses every torture tactic there is, so much so that the captive starts asking for death. Chandu was time and again asked to say sentences in front of the camera,” Chandu Chavan’s family member said, adding that the captors used to cover his face with a black cloth.

The assertion further proves that a video of Jadhav’s alleged confession released by Pakistan earlier was not authentic. The video has been dismissed by India.

“When Chandu came back from captivity, he didn’t smile for months. He was constantly drugged, tortured and forcefully made to say stories in front of the camera. I told Chandu to tell Kulbhushan’s family that the Pakistan army does not torture, so that his family members do not panic, but the truth was exactly the opposite,” Chavan’s family member said.

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Chavan was reportedly made to say on camera that he had crossed the border to trigger bomb blasts in Pakistan.

The Pakistani army officials also reportedly abused Prime Minister Narendra Modi in front of him and the moment they got to know that Chavan was from Maharashtra, they started abusing MNS leader Raj Thackeray too.

| Edited by: Swati Sharma
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