Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha member Nalin Kumar Kateel told mediapersons here on Saturday that hectic efforts were being made by Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Anant Kumar to get the nine NRIs from DK and Udupi released from detention in Kuwait.
He expressed that their efforts would bear fruit in that the detained would be released within three days. He said that he was constantly in touch with the Union ministers.
In the meantime, reports from Kuwait say that the organizers had been told not to hold any event without prior permission. They seem to have gone ahead nevertheless, hence the offence was considered serious. The embassy officials also told the Kuwaiti authorities to act according to laws if they had been violated, according to sources.
The puja event had disturbed neighbours and residents, over which complaints were received. If it was held discreetly, the authorities would not have taken it so seriously, sources said.