ABU DHABI – Indian Ambassador to the UAE Pavan Kapoor has expressed shock over the mortal remains of three Indians being sent back to Abu Dhabi after they were flown to their families in India, according to a media report on Saturday.
The deceased were not coronavirus cases but were returned by the authorities in New Delhi, the Gulf News reported.
“We are appalled at what has happened. We do not know if the bodies were returned because of coronavirus-related restrictions, but we are obviously not sending the remains of people [who have passed away from COVID-19],” Kapoor told the daily.
“[As we understand], it happened because of new protocols at the airport and we are trying to sort it out,” he said.
The deceased were identified as Kamlesh Bhatt, Sanjeev Kumar and Jagsir Singh. Bhatt died of cardiac arrest on April 17, both Kumar and Singh had died on April 13.