Twenty-nine Indians, employed as fishermen in the UAE, have been sentenced for two weeks for allegedly entering the Qatari waters. The 29 Indians were arrested on September 30 by Qatari authorities and were yesterday sentenced to two weeks in jail by a special court, The Peninsula reported today.
Their two week-sentence ends on Sunday, as the fishermen have been in custody since September 30, the report said. They will be now released on October 14.
The Indian embassy will try to complete the necessary formalities for their release on Monday despite Eid Al Adha holidays beginning tomorrow, the report said. The fishermen will be sent back to the UAE after their release where they are employed, it said.
A release from the South Asian Fishermen Fraternity (SAFF) based in Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu said yesterday that it had informed the families of the arrested fishermen of the court verdict.