President asks UAE authorities to reconsider Bam’s sentencePresident Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the UAE authorities to reconsider the case of Nepali migrant worker Ambar Bahadur Bam, who was handed down death penalty by an Emirates court in 2007 after finding him guilty of aiding and abetting charges in a murder case.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the UAE authorities to reconsider the case of Nepali migrant worker Ambar Bahadur Bam, who was handed down death penalty by an Emirates court in 2007 after finding him guilty of aiding and abetting charges in a murder case.
Supplies Minister Jayant Chand, who had accompanied the President in a four-day UAE trip, told reporters upon return to the Capital on Thursday that President Bhandari requested the UAE authorities to consider Bam’s capital punishment on a humanitarian ground.
Bam had reached UAE in 2003 for a driver’s job. He was convicted along with three Indian nationals for the murder of Indian businessman Sharad Shetty.
Following his arrest and sentence, the government and various organisations had collected blood money for Bam to pay to the family of the victim. However, the victim family has refused to accept the deal.
Chand said the UAE authorities could consider Bam’s case following the President’s appeal. During her four-day stay in the UAE, President Bhandari had held a meeting with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
In the meeting, the President appreciated the visionary leadership of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum under whose policies the UAE has achieved phenomenal progress in trade, tourism and technological advancement.
President Bhandrai also expressed that Nepal would participate in the Dubai Expo 2020 and wished for its success.
According to the Nepali Embassy in the UAE, the two sides also discussed about the investment in Nepal.
The President invited investment in infrastructure development, hydropower, modernisation and commercialisation of agricultural sectors in Nepal.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the government of UAE will send a team of experts to Nepal to study the possible areas of cooperation and investment, according to the statement.
The two sides shared the views that the Nepali migrant workers in the UAE have contributed in the development of UAE and Nepal.