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New Delhi, Oct 27 – India Expresses “Deep Shock” Over Death Penalty for Eight Indian Navy Personnel in Qatar.

India has conveyed its profound dismay at the death penalty issued by a Qatari court against eight former Indian Navy personnel employed by Al Dahra company. The verdict, delivered by the Court of First Instance of Qatar, entails charges not disclosed by the country’s authorities.

In an official statement, the Ministry of External Affairs expressed, “We are deeply shocked by the verdict of the death penalty and are awaiting the detailed judgment. We are in touch with the family members and the legal team, and we are exploring all legal options.”

The External Affairs Ministry emphasized the significance of the case, pledging ongoing consular and legal support while assuring that it will address the verdict with Qatari authorities.

The eight Indian nationals were detained in Qatar on August 30 last year, and their case has been closely monitored by the Indian government. Despite numerous rejected bail pleas and extended detentions by Qatari authorities, the Ministry remains committed to providing necessary assistance.

In light of the confidential nature of the proceedings, the Ministry refrained from making further comments at this juncture. The eight individuals were employed by Al Dahra Global Technologies and Consultancy Services, a private firm offering training and services to Qatar’s armed forces and security agencies.