40 Indian workers freed from prison in Saudi Arabia reach India

Friday, Jul 18, 2014,19:00 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Narendra Modi Government’s diplomatic  efforts bore results as 40 Indian workers, released from a Saudi Arabian prison, returned here this morning.    Held for more than one year in prison after completion  of their sentence, the workers were released yesterday.
Found guilty of violating labour laws of Saudi Arabia, the workers apprised External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj about their experience and thanked the Modi Government for the effort in bringing them back to India.    Talking to UNI, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain termed the release of the  workers as a gift in the month of Ramzan.    Ms Swaraj informed the Prime Minister about this matter when it came to her notice and immediately took up the matter with the Saudi government,’ Mr Hussain said.    The 40 Indian workers employed by a private contractor Nessma and partners , Mr Hussain said, are from Bihar, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.    Mr Hussain, along with officials of External Affairs Ministry, received the Indian workers at the IGI Airport.