Panaji: Indian Navy Chief Admiral Hari Kumar said on Monday that the government is making every effort to ensure relief for the eight Indian personnel detained in Qatar. The eight Indians who now face death penalty in Qatar for alleged spying are all former Naval personnel.
Speaking at an event in Goa, Kumar said that the court hearing was supposed to be transcribed and provided to us on Sunday, but we heard the MEA statement on this.
“Every effort is being made by the government to ensure we take up through the legal course and we get relief for our personnel,” he said.
This comes after the Court of First Instance of Qatar passed a verdict of the death penalty for the eight former naval officers who were detained in Doha.
Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with the families of eight Indians detained in Qatar and assured them that the government will make all efforts to secure their release.