Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar on Friday said the government is making all-out efforts to bring back eight former marines after they were awarded death sentences by a Qatari court. He said in a press conference that in this matter we are working together to ensure that this happens.
Ex-Navy Personnel Death Row: Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar on Friday said the government is making all efforts to bring back eight former marines on death row after a Qatar court awarded them death row. He said in a press conference that in this matter we are working together to ensure that this happens.
India had called the decision shocking
It is known that on October 26, a Qatari court sentenced all eight former marines to death, which India had termed as shocking and had said that it would explore all legal options on this matter. At the same time, an appeal has already been filed against this decision of the Qatar court, and a high court of Qatar has accepted the petition.
The court’s decision remains a mystery
It is known that the case in which the Qatari court has given death sentences to these Indian Navy officers still remains a mystery. These officers have retired from the Navy and are currently working in a company in Qatar. The operations of the company in which he was working have also been stopped.
The court’s decision is quite confidential: Bagchi
At the same time, on this matter, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said last month that the court’s decision is quite confidential and has been shared only with the legal team. The team is busy preparing for further legal action. An appeal has also been filed in this regard. We are also in constant touch with the Qatar team in this regard. We are also in touch with the families of these Indians. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar had also met him recently.