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Singer detained in Saudi, released

Noted singer K.G. Markose, who was put under custody in Saudi Arabia, will reach here on Sunday morning, according to his family members.

Reports said that Mr. Markose was detained at Al-Qatif Jail in Saudi Arabia allegedly for not obtaining permission from the authorities for conducting a music programme organised by Malayalis as part of the Republic Day celebrations in Dammam. He was released later. Relatives of the singer said that he had left Kochi a couple of days ago and had already staged a musical programme in Saudi Arabia.

Clueless

He was detained ahead of the second programme. Mr. Markose had called up his family members after he was released and told them that he was on his way to the hotel. The relatives said that they had no clues about the reason behind his alleged detention.

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