Nation Current Affairs 09 Feb 2017 India files mercy pl ...

India files mercy plea for 2 nationals in Qatar

PTI
Published Feb 9, 2017, 8:54 pm IST
Updated Feb 9, 2017, 8:55 pm IST
The court in Qatar had recently rejected a plea by the Indian Embassy to overturn the death penalty awarded to the duo.
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)
 Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: India has filed a mercy petition with Qatar for two nationals who were awarded death penalty by the Supreme Court there for allegedly murdering a woman four years ago, External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.

Indian mission in Doha has filed a mercy petition on Wednesday with Qatar Foreign Ministry regarding the death penalty of Subramanian Alagappa and Chelladurai Perumal for further action, MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

 

The court in Qatar had recently rejected a plea by the Indian Embassy to overturn the death penalty awarded to the duo, both in their 40s, but commuted the life term awarded to the third accused, Sivakumar Arasan, to 15 years jail term.

Subramanian hails from Villupuram. Perumal is a resident of Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.

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