Sakaka (Saudi Arabia): Saudi authorities punished three keralites for illegally doing benami business in Saudi Arabia. They faced legal action for running a retail business in the name of native people. After serving the sentence, the trio will be deported to India imposing a life-long ban to enter Saudi Arabia.
The law violators were identified as Parammattu Nazir, Yunuz Karadan Ibrahim and Asiz Paveri. Among them, Nazir was sentenced for six months and the other two were given four months each.
A Saudi native who helped them do the benami business was also punished by the criminal court in Sakaka. The Keralites with the help of a native were running a business in the area where wholesale and retail sale of food items were done.
As part of the punishment, the names of the violaters, the law which they violated and the sentence will be published in the newspaper. The cost for this also will be deducted from them.