KT Rama Rao urges centre to rescue 29 workers from Telangana held captive in Saudi

Hyderabad: NRI affairs minister Okay.T. Rama Rao has urged Exterior Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to rescue 29 migrant staff from Telangana, who’ve been held captive by Al-Hajry Overseas Agency for last 12 days in Saudi Arabia.

In a letter to Ms Swaraj, Mr Rao acknowledged that the Saudi employer has locked the staff in a room in Kanji metropolis of Saudi Arabia with out giving meals, water and drugs to them.

He supplied the contact number of one Mr B. Shekar, who contacted the TS authorities for help. These staff had requested go away to go to dwelling metropolis, nevertheless the agency wished each of them to pay US $50,000 and as well as refused to supply journey payments, Mr Rao wrote.

The shocked staff approached a Courtroom, which directed the employer to bear all journey payments and ship the staff inside three days. Nonetheless, inside the meantime the company illegally confined them in a room, Mr Rao acknowledged, attention-grabbing to the minister to intervene and save the lives of the helpless staff.