Dubai, Oct. 15 (PTI): A criminal court in Dubai has sentenced to death four of the six Indians accused of the murder of alleged mafia don Sharad Shetty at the India club here in January.
Karan Singh Mansingh, Manoj Mudanna Kotian, Amar Bahadur Ram and Vimal Kumar Ram were given capital punishment yesterday for premeditated murder and complicity.
Vasa Kiwat Buhamen was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment followed by deportation for abetment of the crime, while Abdul Majid Sayyed Khan has been acquitted for lack of evidence.
Forty-seven-year-old Indian businessman Shetty, who owned a chain of hotels in the United Arab Emirates, was shot dead in broad daylight in the heart of Dubai.
Shetty, who was reportedly associated with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was allegedly killed for revenge at the instance of rival gangster Chhota Rajan based in Thailand.