India mentioned on Thursday that the enchantment course of towards the demise sentence handed down by a Qatari courtroom to eight former Indian Navy personnel is being processed and it hopes to attain a constructive consequence from it.
Ministry of Exterior Affairs spokesman Arindam Bagchi mentioned that India is engaged with the Qatari authorities on this matter, and that the federal government will proceed to offer all authorized and consular help to Indian residents.
The eight Indians had been sentenced to demise on October 26 by the Qatari Court docket of First Occasion. India described the ruling as very surprising and pledged to discover all authorized choices within the case.
Days later, an enchantment was filed towards the demise sentence.
“The case is at the moment underneath authorized proceedings there. As we talked about, an enchantment has been submitted to the Court docket of Attraction in Qatar. We’re additionally engaged with the Qatari authorities on this matter and can proceed to offer all authorized and consular help (to them),” Baji mentioned.
“I’d as soon as once more urge everybody to not have interaction in hypothesis given the delicate nature of the difficulty,” he mentioned.
The Qatari facet has stored the ruling on all the course of secret.
“The enchantment course of is ongoing and we hope to succeed in a constructive end result,” Bagchi mentioned in response to a query about this difficulty in his weekly media convention.
He additionally described some experiences that the enchantment within the case had been disposed of as “factually incorrect.”
The Indian nationals, who labored with Al Dahra Personal Restricted, had been arrested in August final yr in an alleged espionage case.
Neither the Qatari authorities nor New Delhi introduced the costs towards the Indian residents.
In its response to the Qatari courtroom ruling, the Ministry of Overseas Affairs mentioned final month that it connected “nice significance” to this case and was analyzing all authorized choices.
The eight Indian Navy veterans had been charged on March 25 and tried underneath Qatari regulation.
All the previous naval officers had “impeccable tenures” of as much as 20 years within the Indian Navy and held vital positions together with that of instructors within the drive, former navy officers mentioned.
In Might, Al Dahra World closed its operations in Doha, and all these working there (primarily Indians) have since returned dwelling.
Prior to now, the Navy had taken up the difficulty of former Navy personnel with senior authorities officers to make sure their launch.
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