India


‘Retry men sentenced to death’

‘Retry men sentenced to death’ By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: May 26, 2010 A community leader has called for a retrial in the case of 17 Indian men facing the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sital Singh Gill, general secretary of Leicestershire Indian Workers’ Association, has sent a letter to Downing Street and the president of the UAE asking for an appeal. The 17 migrant workers were sentenced to death in March. The men, all from Punjab and aged between 21 and 25, were arrested in January 2009 after a Pakistani man died and three more […]


Leicester family hopes charges will be dropped in Punjab case

By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: November 16, 2009 The family of two men imprisoned in the Punjab for more than a month after an incident at a wedding say they are hopeful charges against them will be dropped at a hearing today. Amarjit Sohal and his 19-year-old son, Talvinder, of Evington, Leicester, were arrested and jailed on October 3 after an alleged fight. Reports in India at the time of their arrest stated the men faced charges including attempted murder, theft, fraud and rioting. Aman Sohal, 26, is Amarjit’s daughter and Talvinder’s sister. She said talks with lawyers had […]


Family of two Leicester men jailed in India hope they will soon be free

By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: November 09, 2009 The family of two men jailed in India are hoping charges against them will soon be dropped and they will be allowed to return home.  Amarjit Sohal and his 19-year-old son, Talvinder, from Evington, Leicester, are among family members accused of assaulting a wedding hall owner in the Punjab in October. They have now been in prison for more than a month, following what the family said was a complete misunderstanding. In the next few days it is hoped all charges against the pair will finally be dropped and they will […]


Indian Workers Association in bid to help jailed Leicester men

By This is Leicestershire  |  Posted: November 03, 2009 Amarjit Sohal A public meeting is being held to discuss ways to help a father and son who are in an Indian jail. Amarjit Sohal and his 19-year-old son, Talvinder, of Evington, Leicester, are among family members accused of attacking a wedding hall owner. The two men made a brief appearance in court on Saturday, when they were remanded back into custody in Hoshiarpor, in the Punjab. They have now been in prison for a month, over what the family say is a misunderstanding. The Leicestershire branch of the Indian Workers […]