Hyderabad: Karike Anil Kumar, 36, who is stranded in Saudi Arabia, was assured by IT minister K.T. Rama Rao that he would be rescued a month ago, but there is no action on that yet. With the amnesty date ending by Sunday Anil’s family from Rajanna Siricilla district has appealed to the government to help him return home safely.
Anil’s wife Lachavva said her husband ran away from his employer after he was forced to do odd jobs and was not paid. She said he was taking shelter with some Telugus. His employer filed a theft case with the police due to which his repatriation under the government amnesty scheme is not possible.
Anil sent a petition to Mr Rama Rao, who forwarded it to the Consulate General of India in Saudi Arabia in May. In the letter, Mr Rama Rao appealed to the embassy to take steps to get Anil released from Saudi Arabia and to repatriate him at the earliest.
She said that despite action from Telangana’s Government there was no response.
“With only one day left for the amnesty programme to end and no response from the embassy officials in Saudi Arabia we are worried about his safety. Taking this opportunity his kafil may harm him also,” she said, adding that both his parents are worried. Anil’s mother became bed-ridden after knowing about her son’s plight.
Anil was a driver in Saudi Arabia. He ran away from his employer unable to bear his abuse. He tweeted to Mr Rama Rao about his problems and the minister responded immediately....