Former Navy commander Sugunakar Pakala is expected to arrive in Vizag from jail in Qatar on Tuesday. Sugunakar, a resident of Vizag, was one of eight former Indian Navy personnel who were sentenced to death in Qatar while working for a private company there.
The Union External Affairs Ministry (MEA) reached out to Sugunakar’s wife, Y. Jayanthi, and informed her about the plans for her husband’s return, expected either late Monday or Tuesday. The ministry stated on Monday that seven out of the eight Indian nationals involved in the case have already returned to India.
In a telephone conversation, Jayanthi spoke to her husband and inquired about his health. Sugunakar, aged 54, served as an ex-Indian naval officer and is well-known for achieving the milestone of crossing the equator twice aboard the Navy’s sole sailship, INS Tarangini.
Expressing gratitude, Sugunakar’s family thanked the central government, people’s representatives, and officials for their assistance and support in facilitating Sugunakar’s return to India.
The impending return of Sugunakar Pakala brings hope and relief to his family and loved ones as they eagerly await his safe arrival back home in Vizag.