Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao on Monday urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to repatriate five people from the state, who have been lodged in a Dubai jail in connection with a murder case.
Rama Rao handed over a request letter to the UAE Ambassador to India, Abdulnasser Alshaali at Pragathi Bhavan here today in this connection, an official release said.
Shivarathri Mallesh, Shivarathri Ravi, Nampelli Venkati, Dandugula Laxman, and Shivarathri Hanmanthu of Rajanna Sircilla district are serving a prison sentence in Dubai in connection with the death of a Nepali national in 2005, it said.
In the letter, Minister stated that he had personally visited Nepal in 2013 to meet the family members of the deceased and handed over Rs 15 lakhs as ‘victim’s compensation’, which they accepted, as per Islamic law.
Necessary documents were submitted by the deceased’s family to Dubai authorities in 2013.
The Minister pointed out that he brought it to the notice of the Embassy of India, and the Embassy of UAE several times, the release said.
Rama Rao requested the UAE Ambassador to India to inquire into the facts of the case, and its status and take it up with the Prime Minister of the UAE to approve the mercy petition of the five Indian labourers for their release from Aweer prison, Dubai, and also to get them repatriated at the earliest to India, it said.
During the meeting with Rama Rao, Abdulnasser Alshaali lauded the development of Telangana and said the infrastructure here will change the face of Hyderabad.
The startup ecosystem in Hyderabad and the strengths of IT and its allied sectors in the city have been discussed during the meeting.
The Minister presented the investment opportunities, and Telangana government’s policies to the UAE Ambassador and requested to introduce T-Hub to the venture capitalists in the UAE.
The UAE Ambassador assured that he will try to establish a connection between the enthusiastic venture capitalists from his country and T-Hub, the release added.