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Indian media outlet retracts report confirming Kulbhushan Jadhav as Indian spy

Indian digital media outlet, The Quint, retracted on Saturday a story published earlier stating that convicted Indian spy in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav, was indeed a RAW agent.
“The story on Kulbhushan Jadhav has been retracted. The Quint is rechecking some of the information mentioned in the article” — this is the message that greets viewers when they click on the link of the story, originally titled: Two Ex-RAW Chiefs Did Not Want Kulbhushan Jadhav Recruited As Spy.

Update as reported: Journalist Chandan Nandy who filed the story is “missing/gone in hiding”, was last spotted at Khan Market Delhi and since then has been untraceable for Family and friends. Freedom of press ?
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@DrMFaisal) January 6, 2018
Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, in a re-tweet of his personal account on Saturday, stated that: “Update as reported: Journalist Chandan Nandy who filed the story is “missing/gone in hiding”, was last spotted at Khan Market Delhi and since then has been untraceable for Family and friends. Freedom of press ?”
In an earlier similar re-tweet, he shared a screenshot of the story when it was posted and wrote: “Quint takes down its story. Truth is stranger than fiction.”
Nandy is the opinion editor of The Quint, and shared a message on Twitter 17 hours ago when the story was originally published.

Calling a spade a spade!Two Ex-RAW Chiefs Did Not Want Kulbhushan Jadhav Recruited As Spy https://t.co/SKEF3Yqb3q
— Chandan Nandy (@NandyGram) January 5, 2018