Karimnagar: Karimnagar MP B Vinod Kumar on Wednesday appealed to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to ensure the release of Indians languishing in various prisons in Saudi Arabia.

In a press release here, the TRS leader said hundreds of Indian prisoners are lodged in jail in the Gulf nation. The unemployed youth going to Saudi Arabia for jobs are exploited by their employers, who do not pay wages for several months, he said.

MP B Vinod Kumar appealed to Swaraj to direct Indian embassy in Riyadh to ensure immediate release of such prisoners.

Out of desperation, they are forced to find other employment, without documentation, which often leads to their arrest, Kumar added.

He appealed to Swaraj to direct Indian embassy in Riyadh to ensure immediate release of such prisoners.