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Making efforts to save Gurdip Singh from execution in Indonesia: Sushma

PTI
Published Jul 28, 2016, 10:30 am IST
Updated Jul 28, 2016, 11:42 am IST
Gurdip Singh, 48, was found guilty by Indonesian authorities of trying to smuggle drugs into the country.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: PTI)
 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that government was making last minute efforts to save an Indian man facing execution on Thursday in Indonesia in a drug related case.

Gurdip Singh, 48, was found guilty by Indonesian authorities of trying to smuggle drugs into the country.

 

"Gurdip Singh is facing death sentence in a drug case in Indonesia. We are making last minute efforts to save him from execution on July 28," Swaraj said in a series of tweets.

Singh was reportedly given death sentence by a district court in Indonesia's Tanggerang Banten province.

 

Singh, who hails from Jalandhar in Punjab, is among 14 people who are facing execution after the authorities decided to resume implementing death penalties. The decision was criticised by human rights organisations.

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