PM Modi Raises Cases of Indians Serving Sentence in Saudi Jails With King Salman

Modi said that he took up the cases of Indians, who were serving sentences for minor offences in Saudi Arabia with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Published: 03rd April 2016 11:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd April 2016 11:59 PM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the official welcome ceremony at the Royal Court in Riyadh Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

By ANI

RIYADH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he took up the cases of Indians, who were serving sentences for minor offences in Saudi Arabia with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

“ Took up with His Majesty the cases of Indians who are serving sentences for minor offences,” he tweeted.

The Prime Minister further said the Saudi Government has agreed to look at the cases sympathetically.

“The Saudi Government has agreed to look at the cases sympathetically & constitute a review mechanism with immediate effect,” he said.

According to reports, thousands of Indians are languishing in the prisons of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia over the past three years for various offences, including violation of national frontiers of these countries.

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