Dubai, Apr 8: An appeal was filed on behalf of 17 Indians on death row in Sharjah court for killing a pakistani national, an Indian official said on Thursday, Apr 8.
Indian Consul-General Sanjay Verma said that the appeal has been filed in a Sharjah Court of Appeals on Wednesday, Apr 7.
Earleir, the Consulate had said that they have hired a Dubai-based law firm, Mohammad Salman, Advocates and Legal Consultants, to represent the Indians.
Consulate officials had met all 17 Indians earlier this week and said that they were in good health.
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) Secretary A Didar Singh met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in New Delhi on Wednesday, Apr 7.
He requested him to persuade the Indian government to take initiative measures to help the 17 Indians on death row in the UAE.
The 17 Indians were sentenced to death for killing a Pakistani and injuring three others in Jan 2009, over an illegal alcohol business.