Qatar Death Verdict: Eight former Indian Navy personnel lodged in Qatar’s jail have been sentenced to death by a Qatari court. India has expressed surprise at this decision of the Qatari court. The Government of India has made it clear that it is considering all legal options in this matter.
The most surprising thing is that India’s relations with Qatar are considered good. However, even after this, Qatar has sentenced all eight Indians to death. On behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs, it has been said that we are shocked by the decision to impose death sentence through the Qatari court. Family members and legal team are being contacted. All legal options are also being considered.
What is the allegation?
Actually, eight former Navy employees were working in a Qatari company. These people are accused of espionage. It has been said in many media reports that he is accused of spying for a submarine mission. On August 30 last year, Qatari authorities had arrested all eight Indians on charges of espionage. Since then these people are in captivity in Qatar. The trial against him began on March 29 this year and now he has been sentenced to death.
used to work in this company
All eight former Indian Navy personnel used to work in Al Dahra Security Company in Qatar. All of them were training Qatar’s marines for the last few years. Last year, he was accused of espionage, after which he was taken into custody. The surprising thing here is that it has not yet been made public what are the allegations against the Indians.
Who are these eight Indians?
The eight former Indian Navy personnel who have been sentenced to death are Captain Navtej Singh Gill, Captain Saurabh Vashishtha, Commander Purnendu Tiwari, Captain Birendra Kumar Verma, Commander Sugunakar Pakala, Commander Sanjeev Gupta, Commander Amit Nagpal and Sailor Ragesh. According to reports, all these Indians worked in the Navy for about 20 years and all of them have served in many important positions.
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