A court in Qatar has sentenced eight former Indian Navy personnel to death after their detention for over a year.
The Indian government has expressed its deep shock at the verdict and is actively considering all legal avenues to address the situation.
These veterans were working for a private company when they were apprehended by Qatari intelligence services on undisclosed charges, as per reports by Livemint.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conveyed its deep concern and shock over the death penalty verdict and is currently awaiting the detailed judgement.
They are in constant communication with the families of the individuals and their legal team, exploring all available legal options.
The MEA is closely monitoring the case's progress and is providing consular and legal assistance to the affected individuals.
Additionally, MEA also stated that they will raise the issue with Qatari authorities.
The MEA has issued a press release stating their deep shock at the verdict and the steps they are taking to address this critical situation.
Given the confidential nature of the case, MEA mentioned that further comments are withheld at this time.
Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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