Patiala (Punjab): Government on Sunday said it
has engaged prominent lawyers of UAE to file an appeal
in higher court against the sentencing of 17 Indians on death
row for allegedly killing a Pakistani.
The Indian Consulate in Sharjah has been taking
services of prominent lawyers and an appeal to the higher
court will be made within the prescribed period of two weeks
from the date of judgment by the lower court, Minister of
State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said here.
Seventeen Indians were sentenced to death on March 29
by a Sharjah shariah court for allegedly killing a Pakistani
and leaving three others injured in an attack last year.
Kaur, who met families of the 17 convicted Indians and
assured them support, said that the UAE ambassador has been
called by Ministry of External Affairs and a secretary level
officer was in touch with embassy officials.