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Indians released from Qatar raise slogans of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" on their return, praise PM Modi
A former Navy employee said in his statement, “We have waited for 18 months to return back to India.
India announced on Monday that 8 former Indian Navy personnel sentenced to death in Qatar have been released. Of these, 7 citizens have returned to India and this information has been given by the Ministry of External Affairs in its official statement.
These 7 former Navy employees include Navtej Singh Gill, Captain Saurabh Vashisht, Commander Purnendu Tiwari, Captain Birendra Kumar Verma, Commander Sugunakar Pakala, Commander Sanjeev Gupta, Commander Amit Nagpal and Sailor Rajesh, who are working in Qatar's private company - Dahra Global Company. Were working.
According to the reports 7 former Navy personnel who returned to India after their release expressed their gratitude to the Indian government. A former Navy employee said in his statement, “We have waited for 18 months to return back to India. We express our gratitude to the Prime Minister for this. This would not have been possible without his support in the matter and his connection with Qatar. We wholeheartedly thank the Government of India because without their support we would not be here today.
Speaking on the issue, another former Navy employee said, “We would not have been standing here today without the intervention of PM Modi. Also, this has become possible only because of the regular efforts of the Government of India.
Another citizen who returned to India said in his statement, "We are very happy to return to India. We thank PM Modi for this because he has made every possible effort to bring us back to India.
Eight former Navy personnel were arrested in August 2022 on charges of espionage and a Qatari court sentenced them to death in October. All these Indian citizens were working for Dahara Global Company. However, the allegations against him were not made public by the Qatari authorities.
The Ministry of External Affairs had said in a press statement that, earlier, the Qatari court had commuted the death sentence of eight former personnel in the case and commuted them to jail terms for different periods. Explaining the decision, the Ministry of External Affairs had said, "We have taken note of today's decision of the Court of Appeal of Qatar in the Dahra Global case, in which the sentences have been reduced." The Ministry of External Affairs also said that a detailed decision in the case is awaited and it is in close contact with the legal team in Qatar.
The Indians have been released on the orders of the Emir of Qatar. The eight Indians were earlier given death sentence. After an appeal, the death sentence was changed to imprisonment for 5 to 25 years. Hearing on the second appeal was going on. Meanwhile, he was released on the orders of the Amir. Seven Indians have returned to the country. India has thanked the Emir of Qatar.