Thursday, August 18, 2022

Stranded NRI in Saudi Arabia helped by UP Police and MEA to return home

The Uttar Pradesh Police was able to bring back Rakesh from Saudi Arabia with the help of the Union ministry of external affairs

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The Hindustan Times reported that Rakesh from Uttar Pradesh’s Bhadohi district had been kept back in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia for one and a half years. Apparently, he was not being allowed to come back home despite his agreement with his company ending. His family tweeted about his plight seeking the attention of UP’s Bhadohi Police.

The Uttar Pradesh Police was able to bring back Rakesh from Saudi Arabia with the help of the Union ministry of external affairs. The efforts were taken by the UP Police’s special unit created for repatriation of NRIs (non-resident Indians) from the state.

“Bhadohi SP saw our concern and acted upon it. He continued efforts and brought me home. For this, I really want to thank the Bhadohi Police and the external affairs ministry.”

— Rakesh

The SP, Bhadohi expressed gratitude for the action taken by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Embassy, read a statement in Hindi by the Bhadohi Police on Twitter. The statement also mentioned that cognizance had been taken after the tweet was seen.

Speaking to the police, Rakesh said, “Bhadohi SP saw our concern and acted upon it. He continued efforts and brought me home. For this, I really want to thank the Bhadohi Police and the external affairs ministry.”

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