Wednesday, April 5, 2006 (New Delhi): Indian prisoner Naushad has been released from Damam jail in Saudi Arabia after he was pardoned by the King of Saudi Arabia. Naushad, who hails from Kerala, was sentenced by a Saudi Court to have his eyes gouged out after he partially blinded a Saudi national.
He is expected to be back in India by Wednesday evening. Naushad had damaged the eye of the Saudi national during a scuffle at a petrol pump where he was employed. Naushad was pardoned after the Keralite’s wife and mother petitioned the Saudi King.