Dubai: The Sharjah Appeals Court on Thursday
adjourned the hearing of the case involving 17 Indians
sentenced to death for killing a Pakistani till December 16,
as 3 police officials did not turn up.
"The 3 police officials who were supposed to
remain present in the court today did not turn up. So the next
date for the hearing has been fixed for December 16," Bindu
Suresh Chettur, the lawyer for the Indians, said to a news agency.
According to Chettur, the prosecution had pointed to a
dress that an accused was wearing at the time of the crime.
"The police say the cloth was left in the bathroom
after the crime and we wanted this dress to be presented in
the court. That will also have to be done on December 16," she
In March this year, the 17 Indians were found guilty
of beating the Pakistani national to death and injuring three
others during a fight in January 2009 at Sharjah.
Indian consulate sources here said that the process of
cross-examination is likely to continue for some time and a
final verdict should not be expected anytime soon.