Three tourists jailed in Kuwait for no fault of theirs

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 13: Three persons who were on a tour of Kuwait on commercial visas were arrested and jailed at Kuwait for no fault of theirs. They have been identified as Ankit Shivappa Naik (29) from Mumbai, Krishnamurthy Shankar Naik (26) from Chitradurga who is currently settled in Bengaluru, and Nitish Ganesh Manikeri (29) from Andhra Pradesh, who is a current resident of Bengaluru.

Anand from Bengaluru, who is employed in a bank at Kuwait, has taken his handicapped son along this time. Krishnamurthy Shankar Naik had accompanied him to look after Anand's son. His two friends, Ankit Shivappa Naik and Nitish Ganesh Manikeri had also joined them as they wanted to visit tourist places in that country.

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A Kuwait-based visa agent, Mohammad Hassan, had provided commercial visas to them. All the four persons had taken a flight to Kuwait last week. After touring the country, they were to fly back on Thursday when the police stopped them at Kuwait airport. Later, they allowed Anand's son to go. Ankit, Krishnamurthy and Nitish were arrested and sent to jail without assigning any reason. There is suspicion about some fault having been found in the commercial visas provided by agent, Mohammad Hassan.

Friday is holiday in Kuwait and on account of the demise of the Sultan of Oman, the state has declared three-day public holiday. Therefore, the arrested trio have no other go but to be behind bars till Tuesday. M Mohandas Kamath from Mangaluru and Anil Prabhu Kalasa have been trying to secure their release.

Mohandas Kamath stated that they have already contacted Indian Embassy at Kuwait. None of the Kuwaiti officials could be contacted as there is holiday till Tuesday, he added.



Comment on this article

  • John, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    You break the law you will be in jail, going on a wrong visa is a crime, just like going on a student visa for working in another country. How do you know that they are not aware of the purpose the visa is issued for?

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  • Jhanavi, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    If it would have happened in india and if the officials would have arrested those people, all anti nationals would have gone on a strike stating that its inhuman to jail them even if they had fault visas.. In India law is taken in hand according to peoples wish

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Going to kuwait as tourists ?
    sound funny ..only countries that qualify for tourism in the gulf is Oman ,Dubai and Bahrain.
    Others are draconian states ...

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  • sunitha, udupi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Tourism in kuwait????

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Visit visas sponsored by individual Kuwaiti citizens are called Tourist Visas.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    I wonder if Kuwait is taking Revenge ...

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    Revenge for what reason? For you kind info Kuwait has banned visas for Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, not for Indians or Sri Lankans.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    There is no point in unnecessarily worrying when it is clear that there is no way out for three days. Just enjoy the good food and take rest for three days. When the authorities find out that you guys are arrested for no fault of yours, they will release you.
    Until then enjoy.

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    The so-called patriotic Indians in Mangalore were speaking a lot on the German couple issue. Now its time to change their color.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 13 2020

    These are two different issues, no relation at all. Tourist visa may be having some issues and three days holidays. Just because these people got into trouble we should harass German couple??? What a strange thinking!!


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