UAE: COURT WAIVES DEATH PENALTY TO 3 PUNJAB YOUTHS
September 21, 2010: the Appeal Sharia Court in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, commuted the death sentences of three Indian Punjabi youths facing capital punishment for murder and bootlegging.
Now, they would be serving five-year imprisonment -- three years for murder and two years for illicit liquor trade.
The court approved the payment of blood money to the victim's family.
Pradeep Kumar and Tarlochan Singh from Hoshiarpur and Kashmiri Lal from Nawanshahr allegedly murdered Vikramjit Singh.
Notably, since the trio has been lodged in Sharjah Jail for almost two years, there are chances of their getting released within next two-three years. (Sources: Press Trust of India, 21/09/2010)