Ninety-one Indian expatriate workers who had been working in various parts of Saudi Arabia without valid documents were deported to India and they reached here on Saturday. They reached at 6.20 am at Nedumbassery airport and came by an Air India Express flight.
Seventy-five of the deported were Malayalis, while 25 belonged to Tamil Nadu and other states.
Most of these expatriates had been detained by the Saudi police and languishing in various jails for not having iqama or other documents, including passports.
Most of the Malayali expatriates had their own stories of treachery to tell.
Agents who took them there had left them in the lurch and they had to take up menial jobs, even without a proper official document.
Dammam-based Navodaya Cultural Centre had met all the expenses, including tickets and food, for the 91 returnees.
The expatriates complained that the Kerala Government had not keep any of its promises made regarding Saudi returnees.