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17 prisoners on death row in UAE freed, fly to India


Sharjah, Feb 12 (IANS) : Seventeen Indians who were on a death row in Sharjah prison were freed on Monday night and have since travelled to India.

The men were allowed to be freed after blood money (money paid as compensation to the victim's family) worth nearly Rs.5 crore was paid to the family of the Pakistani national Misri Khan.

They had been sentenced to death by a Shariat court in Sharjah March 2010. They were convicted of murdering Misri Khan and injuring three others January 2009, following a fight over illegal liquor business. Two other Pakistanis were injured in the clash which occurred in Al Sajaa area of Sharjah.

The returning men include 16 from Punjab and one from Haryana. All were working in UAE as labourers.

Dubai-based Indian hotelier S.P. Singh Oberoi, who led the campaign and collected money through charity and well-wishers to secure the release of the Indian men, said that the freed men will reach India early Tuesday.

After their arrival, the men are likely to offer prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandar Sahib (popularly known as Golden Temple), in Amritsar before heading to their respective homes.

The Indian men had all along maintained that they were not involved in the murder of the Pakistani national and that they had been framed.

Comment on this article

  • Namith, Kottara

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    As per killing people and paying money will make them innocent???

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  • Gerwal, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    Mr.Praveen,
    For your information Indian Govt. did not pay, but good-willed Mr. Oberoi did. Indian Govt. has billions in Swiss Banks, but will never help the common Indian man.

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  • wilson, Udupi / Muscat

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    Mr. Oberoi thanks to you - Good work done. You guys please join Indian army to safeguard our country you will earn more blessings also and no punishment for killing pakistani's :-O

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  • A.S.H., MOOLUR

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    Rakesh shetty u r only in Karnataka BJP ring.

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  • Anil, Mumbai / Dubai

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    In any case 17 people can not kill one person. Two or three might have killed the person, may be one of them inflicted the final injury, others could have been supporters. You can't give capital punishment to all of them.

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  • Joel, Shirva

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    I would really appriciate the comments from HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain and R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore,,hats off to you for such good writing and made it worth reading and interesting too. May some people are jeaolus they disliked it. They are no the terrorists and there is no purpose for the murder. It's a murder, because of frustration and angerness. Good to hear they freed and back to India.

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  • Jamal Yusuf, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    They are deserved for capital punishment

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  • Imran Kaup, Dubai

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    Zig zag !!! Shaji Manglore I strongly agreed wid you ..Exactly These people did not kill a man for any noble cause... I dnt why people disagreeing ?

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  • Shaji, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    He would have raised money for worthy cause. As an Indian, I am really ashamed to hear this news. No one should help these criminals. If they are helped, people will think we encourage crimes and this might lead to more crimes. I believe in justice. These people did not kill a man for any noble cause.

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    SINGH IS KING.

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  • Gurudath, M'lore/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    Hope we are nor welcoming criminals home..

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    God bless SP Singh of Dubai Grand Hotel. You gave back a grand life to them.

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  • Ted, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    They are posing as if they won 17 Olympic Gold Medals for India

    These 17 Indians owe their life to Mr. Oberoi of Dubai Grand, who utilized his connections in both the Governments to set them free.

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  • George A. Borromeo, Angelore, Mangalore, India

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    They are supposed to have killed a Pakistani so they pose as Warriors in the Photograph. As a Mangaloreans we should appreciate their UNITY.

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  • vasant raj, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    Money speaks.....

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    Sar pe hai Pagdi
    Ho sakti thi sazaa thagdi
    Bachke nikle apne Bharat
    Dhobara nahi hoga aisi harkath
    Phasi se bal-bal bach gaye....
    Bachche hamare kushi se pul gaye
    Eshwar ka hai karam
    Kathl ka kaam hai Haraam!!

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    john, Udupi/Mumbai

    Why Indian Authority should pay the blood money and bring them back, remember they killed some one.if some one got killed by the car accident then it is an accident case. here it is purely criminal case. what if the victims family did not accept the blood money . then no one can help them, they will face the death penalty.
    don't expect the government should interfere every case,who asked them to do crime. did they ask permission from the government of India .

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  • john, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    Good work done by Mr.S P Singh.(actually this work should have been done by the concerned indian authority )

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    Baje Nahin Inke Baarah
    Waapas Laute Surakshith Satra
    Waahe Guru Ko Yaad Karenge Bas
    UAE Nahin Jaayenge Dobaara !!

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  • Naveen D'souza, Valencia-Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 12 2013

    EVERYTHING IS FINE. THESE ARE ALL SIKH COMMUNITY FROM PUNJAB AND HARYANA. WHAT ABOUT OTHER STATE PEOPLE, THEY SHOULD TRY TO HELP THEM ALSO. ANY HOW WELLCOME BACK TO INDIA.

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