Over 5,900 Indians in Jails Abroad, 1400 in Saudi, 468 in Pak

There are 5,986 Indian nationals lodged in foreign jails with the highest being in Saudi Arabia.

Published: 17th July 2014 04:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2014 04:43 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: There are 5,986 Indian nationals lodged in foreign jails with the highest being in Saudi Arabia.

71 Indian nationals have completed their sentences and are waiting for completion of deportation formalities in the foreign jails, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V K Singh told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Of the total 5,986 Indians in foreign jails, 1,400 (23 per cent) of them are in Saudi Arabia alone.

The next highest tally comes from UAE which has 985 Indian prisoners followed by Pakistan which has 468.

The Minister said that as per the information provided by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, there are 219 civil prisoners, believed to be Indians, in Pakistani jails.

However, as per information provided by Pakistani authorities to the Indian High Commission on July 1, there are 47 civil prisoners believed to be Indians in Pakistani jails, he said.

As per information available with the Mission, besides civil prisoners, as on date, there are 249 Indian fishermen believed to be Indians, the written reply said.

While UK has 430 Indians in its jails, Nepal has 377, Malaysia has 332 and Kuwait has 274.

The maximum number of Indian who have finished their sentences and are awaiting deportation is in Bangladesh. There are 37 such Indians while another 20 are in Malaysia.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp