MUSCAT: India has officially appreciated the gesture of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to pardon 17 Indians who were serving jail term in Oman.
“We appreciate this merciful gesture on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman,” Dr S Jayashankar, Indian External Affairs Minister tweeted on his official twitter handle.
Quoting Royal Oman Police, Oman media reported on June 3 that His Majesty Sultan had pardoned 478 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr.
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ROP had revealed that 240 of the 478 prisoners, convicted in different cases, were foreign expatriates of a number of different nationalities.
On Wednesday, the Indian embassy in Oman has tweeted that Royal Pardon had given to 17 Indian nationals serving sentences in Oman by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr.
“Government of India appreciates this compassionate gesture from a friendly country,” the tweet read.