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Sushma Swaraj assures help to Indian woman jailed in Saudi Arabia

The external affairs minister responded to requests from several people and said the Indian embassies will look into the issues.

india Updated: Jun 29, 2017 00:14 IST
Press Trust of India
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Sushma Swaraj,External Affairs Ministry,Bahrain
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj assured all help to a woman jailed in Riyadh.(PTI)

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has assured help to an Indian woman from Telangana, who is lodged in a jail in Riyadh.

“We will provide Fahimunnisa Begum legal aid and all assistance,” she said on Twitter.

Swaraj’s assurance came after the woman’s husband requested the minister to ensure her release.

The reason for her arrest was not known.

Responding to a request of another person, Swaraj said the Indian embassy in Bahrain will look into the reported drowning of an Indian there.

Kabees Abdul Jaleel, 32, had reportedly drowned in a swimming pool in Bahrain.

Swaraj was approached by the person on Twitter who said the deceased was his relation. He said they did not know what happened to Jaleel and requested Swaraj to take appropriate action.

First Published: Jun 29, 2017 00:13 IST