Dubai murder case: Blood money paid to save eight Indians

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Dubai, Feb 1 (PTI) The case involving eight Indiansjailed in Dubai for a murder is likely to be settled as theblood money has been paid to the victim''s father.

Dubai-based hotelier and businessman S P Singh Oberoi,who has paid the money on behalf of those jailed, said thethree judge jury in Sharjah''s Shariah court were handed overthe compromise papers.

The judgment is scheduled to be delivered on February6.

"We arranged the visit of the victim Mumtaz Yusuf''sfather Mohd Yusuf to Dubai. He appeared in the court and saidthat he has pardoned those involved," Oberoi told the court.

Other documents were also handed over, he said.

Oberoi had also recently visited Punjab to apprise thefamilies of those involved about the developments in the case.

On January 4, the Punjabi youths were sentenced torigorous imprisonment for periods varying from 10 years tolife.

Oberoi said families of these men were not even awareof their whereabouts till the case of 17 Indians convicted forthe murder of a Pakistani man hit headlines early last year.

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