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Saudis beheaded two Punjabis on February 28


CHANDIGARH: The ministry of external affairs (MEA) has showed that two persons from Punjab, Satwinder Kumar of Hoshiarpur and Harjeet Singh of Ludhiana, had been beheaded in Saudi Arabia. The Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia, however, was not informed by the government before their execution.

The households of the both the deceased, who had long gone to Saudi Arabia on paintings permits in 2013, won't get their bodies because of restrictions in place in that country. The MEA, however, anticipated to get their demise certificate by the tip of April.


These details have been printed by MEA after a petition was filed by Satwinder's wife Seema Rani of Safdarpur Kullian village in Hoshiarpur district to get knowledge at the whereabouts of her husband. In a letter, from the MEA to Seema on Monday evening, it was printed that Satwinder and Harjeet, a native of Machhiwara village in Ludhiana, have been arrested on December nine, 2015 in reference to homicide of Arif Imamuddin, some other Indian national.

‘Executed with out informing embassy’

According to the ministry, Harjeet and Satwinder have been arrested and stored in Dammam prison for drinking liquor and combating, however on of entirety of their sentences within the liquor case and all through deportation formalities that concerned fingerprinting for final go out from Saudi Arabia, they have been discovered to be connected to the homicide of Imamuddin.

“They have been, due to this fact, shifted to Riyadh prison for trial of the homicide case and all through investigation both of them confessed to their crime. The hearing of their case on May 31, 2017 was attended by an embassy authentic. At that point, the case report was transferred to an enchantment courtroom adding an additional rate of ‘hirabha (highway robbery that still invitations capital punishment)’,” in keeping with the MEA communique.


The letter, signed by Prakash Chand, director (consular), added that embassy officers used to visit the prison where the two Punjabi men have been confined to apply up concerning the standing of their trial.


“However, both have been done on February 28, 2019 with out informing the embassy. Several communications have been made to ministry of international affairs, Saudi Arabia to get the mortal remains however it has been learnt that the Saudi machine does not allow delivering the bodies of the ones done, to the embassy or households of the deceased,” the MEA claimed within the letter to Satwinder’s wife.


Reacting to the MEA letter, attorney of deceased Satwinder's family, recommend Vinod Kumar mentioned it was stunning that the embassy was not informed concerning the execution. He additionally claimed that residents of Satwinder’s village are in surprise as they might not imagine that Satwinder may well be involved in such a lot of legal activities, as claimed by the MEA.


Satwinder had long gone to Saudi Arabia in 2013 as a truck driver for a corporation known as Al-Majid.


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