Dubai, Dec 7 (UNI) The Indian consulate here is trying its best to seek the release of six Indian workers convicted for murder and theft.
''We are taking all necessary measures to release the workers.
Officials from the consulate have already met the accused and have begun the process of appealing their case in a higher court,'' the Gulf Today quoted Consul General Venu Rajamony as saying.
He said two of the workers were facing the death sentence while the others were sentenced to three years' imprisonment.
The six were accused of murder and theft when a UAE national security guard of a construction firm, where they worked, was found murdered last year.
The six accused, Dandu Odde Muthyam, Godasu Yelaiah, Pedda Gangaram, Allepu Rajanna, S Gangadhar and Chinna Gangaram are languishing in Sharjah central prison.
Andhra Pradesh State Minister for Energy Mohamed Ali Shabbir said they were in touch with the Indian embassy.
''We also have the option of moving a mercy petition before the ruler. The family members of the workers need not worry as the government will take all steps to protect them,'' he said.