Qatar News A court in Qatar sentenced eight former Indian Navy officers to death. After the news came out, the same question came in the mind of every Indian that why were these people arrested and what can the Indian government do now to save everyone. Let us know what steps the Indian government can take to save its citizens…

Jagran Digital Desk, New Delhi. Qatar News Eight former Indian Navy officers have been sentenced to death by a Qatar court. The Indian government expressed surprise at the decision and said it was exploring legal options to rescue all Indians (Indian Navy Qataris). The government said it is also in touch with the families of all and is considering further action.

After the news came out, the same question came in the mind of every Indian that why were these people arrested and what can the Indian government do now to save everyone.

What are the allegations?

All the former officers of the Indian Navy were arrested in August last year. He was accused of espionage against Qatar (Qatar News). According to reports of foreign news websites, these Indians are accused of stealing information related to Qatar’s submarine project for Israel. 

What options does the Indian government have now?

To find out what the Indian government can do now to save these eight Indians, we spoke to Manish Bhadauria, a lawyer practicing in Kakaduma Court. He mentioned the steps that the Indian government can take to save its citizens.

  • The government can present its claim by filing a petition in the International Court. There the question can be raised as to on the basis of which evidence the death penalty was given. 
  • India has signed legal treaties with many countries around the world. According to this, the countries that have signed the agreement cannot give death penalty to their citizens or Indian citizens. However, they can send them to jail or impose heavy fines. If such a treaty is signed with Qatar, it will also help in saving Indian naval officers.

What did the Foreign Ministry say?

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs expressed surprise at the Qatari court’s decision. The ministry said it was shocked by the decision and is currently exploring legal options. 

Who are Indians? Why are they going to Qatar?

The Indians sentenced include Captain Navtej Singh Gill, Captain Saurabh Vashtar, Lieutenant Amit Nagpal, Captain Birendra Kumar Verma, P. Lieutenant Colonel Nandu Tiwari, Lieutenant Colonel Sugunaka Pakala, Lieutenant Colonel Sanjeev Gupta and Ragesh. All these people are working in Al-Dahra Company in Doha after retiring from the Indian Navy.

The company provides technical and consultancy facilities. It also provides training and equipment to the Qatari Navy.