Seven Indians on death row languishing in Dubai jail: Report
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 23:56
  
Dubai: As many as seven Indians are among 24 death row convicts who are currently languishing in Dubai's jail with execution yet to be carried out, a media report said.

Of the seven Indians, Paul George Nadar, now 64, who is in Central Jail since 1985, has become the longest-serving convict on death row in the Emirate. Like him, another Indian, Anil Motyati Adho, 38, has been in Dubai's prison since 1999, the Gulf News publication 'Xpress' reported.

In fact, Nadir's case dates back to October 10, 1985, when he got into a fight with some people of Pakistani origin. The Indian carpenter, working for a firm, doused their shanty walls, in which two women and seven children were killed.

The following morning Nadar was arrested. The arson killer, as he came to be known, was charged, and subsequently given capital punishment. But, his death sentence is yet to be carried out.

Similarly, in 1999, Anil was sentenced to death for stalking his victim before killing him.

But, as time hangs heavy, the delayed execution has raised hopes of a pardon for some inmates and their families.

"Definitely I regret what happened. My father will be completing 25 years in prison this October and I hope he will be pardoned and released," Nadar's son Subharajan, an engineer with a private Dubai firm, said.

Like Nadar and Anil, there are 23 others who remain behind bars with the death sentence awarded to them yet to be carried out.

According to prosecution records, five of these cases, including the recent one of the child rapist and killer, are still under appeal. However, execution in the remaining cases has been suspended pending the Ruler's approval, sources said.

The last execution in Dubai was that of a Yemeni in 2002 for killing his uncle. Four others were executed in the late 1990s, including three Indians for premeditated murder and an Arab for raping an eight-year-old girl.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 23:56


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