Case involving 17 Indians on death row adjourned till Dec 16
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Last Updated: Friday, November 05, 2010, 00:29
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 said.

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.


First Published: Friday, November 05, 2010, 00:29

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