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Punjab AAP leader seeks Swaraj's intervention to rescue 31 Indians stuck in S Arabia, UAE

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

today sought Sushma Swaraj's intervention to rescue 31 stuck in and the UAE after being lured there by

Of the 31 Indians, 27 are from and the rest from and Himachal Pradesh, said.

The reports about being stuck in and the come nearly two weeks after the government brought back the bodies of 38 killed by Islamic State terrorist group in One body was not brought back as DNA testing had provided only 70 per cent matching.

They were abducted in 2014 and killed about an year ago.

Aam Aadmi Party's and another said they have forwarded the details of the Indians stuck in the Gulf countries to the

"Two days ago, we went to the office of the in We have handed over the list of all the 31 persons, including 27 Punjabis, who are stuck in the two countries after having been lured there by The list contains details like names of the persons, their contact details, passport number, places of their residence etc," Bains said.

A youth from Bholath town in district is among the 31 Indians. He has been missing for six months, he said.

He said he has urged Swaraj to intervene in the matter.

The said a few of those stuck in the two countries had sent videos showing the difficult situation they were in. "They are living in a pathetic condition and forced to even go without food," Bains said.

"All the men were promised well-paying jobs and long work visa, but they were duped. They are now being treated as slaves by their employers who have taken their passports also," he added.

The Police has registered 900 cases under the Emigration Act 1983, Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act, 2013, and of cheating under the Indian Penal Code against during the last fiscal.

The police said it has been organising regular campaigns to educate people about legal and safe emigration.

Upon his return with the bodies of Indians from on April 2, had said there was no record of any of the 38 Indians in any embassy as they had gone to the war-torn country with help from

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:35 IST