The eight Navy personnel have been in jail since August 2022
New Delhi, October 26, 2023: As per media reports, a Qatari court handing death penalty to eight Indian nationals and said it is “exploring all legal options” in the case.
India on Thursday said it is “deeply shocked”. MEA exploring ‘all legal options.
According to the news published in The Tribune, the eight former Indian Navy personnel have been in jail since August last year. The charges against them were not made public by Qatari authorities.
“We are deeply shocked by the verdict of death penalty and are awaiting the detailed judgement. We are in touch with the family members and the legal team, and we are exploring all legal options,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
“We have initial information that the Court of First Instance of Qatar has today passed a judgement in the case involving eight Indian employees of Al Dahra company,”it said.