Kasaragod siblings, cheated in Saudi, returns home after 3 years in jail
Jeddah: Getting relief from their ordeal, two siblings of Thaikadappuram in Kasaragod’s Nileswaram returned after serving three years of imprisonment in Saudi Arabia. The duo Shamsudheen and Moitheen Kunji, who were cheated by a Saudi Arabian national, are coming back to Kerala after the crucial intervention of Indian Social Forum.
Their ordeal began when siblings were in Mahayel under Aseer province. They were working in an organization which clubs together grocery shop, hotel and petrol pump. The owner of the place, who is a Saudi Arabian national, bought a new car under loan. The siblings were made to sign the related document. Without the knowledge of the duo, the person modified the document by adding 60,000 riyal to the loan amount. He tried to get that extra amount from them and in this regard a police case was registered. He also sold the vehicle to another person at a cheap rate. Ultimately, the siblings were forced to repay the forged loan amount.
Amid that, Nitaqat system (giving priority for employment of natives as part of Saudi nationalization scheme) in Saudi Arabia coincided and the two brothers lost their jobs. It battered Shamsudheen and Moitheen Kunji. While trying to find new jobs, they were held by police. Due to the help of Saudi administration, the siblings were able to settle the debt through the court.
Similarly, the court verdict ordered deportation of the duo through Tarheel (Deportation Centre). However, the deportation process got delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic. This is when Indian Social Forum intervened and aided the brothers to reach Kerala.