Ensure release of Indians jailed in Saudi Arabia: MP to Govt

, 6:41 AM IST

Karimnagar (Telangana): Karimnagar Lok Sabha MP B Vinod Kumar today appealed to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to ensure the release of Indians languishing in various prisons in Saudi Arabia.

In a press release here, the TRS leader said hundreds of Indian prisoners are lodged in jails in the Gulf nation.

The unemployed youth going to Saudi Arabia for jobs are exploited by their employers, who do not pay wages for several months, he said.

Out of desperation, they are forced to find other employment, without documentation, which often leads to their arrest, Kumar said.

He appealed to Swaraj to direct Indian embassy in Riyadh to ensure immediate release of such prisoners.