NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Monday met the families of the eight ex-Navy officers who have been sentenced to death in Qatar.
Assuring the families of full support, he stressed that the government attaches highest importance to the case.
“Met this morning with the families of the 8 Indians detained in Qatar. Stressed that government attaches the highest importance to the case.Fully share the concerns and pain of the families,” he said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

Jaishanar told the kin of the ex-Navy officers that the government will continue to make all efforts to secure eight Indians’ release from Qatar.
“Underlined that the government will continue to make all efforts to secure their release. Will coordinate closely with the families in that regard,” he added.
The Qatar court last week announced death penalty for the eight Indians who were arrested last year. Expressing displeasure and shock over the verdict, MEA said that the government is exploring all legal options.
The eight retired Indian Navy personnel, working for a defence services provider company in Qatar, were taken into custody by the authorities there in 2022. Since then, they were kept in solitary confinement without the Qatari authorities specifying the reason for the detention.
Captain Navtej Singh Gill, Captain Birendra Kumar Verma, Captain Saurabh Vasisht, Commander Amit Nagpal, Commander Purnendu Tiwari, Commander Sugunakar Pakala, Commander Sanjeev Gupta and Sailor Ragesh — were arrested by Qatari intelligence service from Doha.
Watch ‘Deeply shocked, exploring all legal options’: MEA Reacts to Qatar’s death sentences to 8 ex-Indian Navy officers

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